Germany - Working group to implement merger Tata Steel and ThyssenKrupp - September 30, 2017

The signing of a memorandum of understanding between Tata Steel and the ThyssenKrupp AG led to reactions in several involved countries. Thousand steel workers took to the streets of Bochum in Germany’s industrial heartland to protest against the deal, which would include up to 4,000 job cuts, about 8% of the combined workforce. Opposition from ThyssenKrupp’s workforce could mean prolonged negotiations with management and delay the approval of the plan by the supervisory board, scheduled for early next year. Thyssenkrupp stated that it will set up a joint working group of board members and workers representatives to help implement the plan to merge with Tata Steel, after a supervisory board meeting.

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