Italy - ILVA deal questioned by ArcelorMittal - December 31, 2017

The employment perspectives of the thousands of steel workers at the troubled Ilva-plant are still not secured. Steelmaker ArcelorMittal told commissioners running the plant that it wants changes made to the contract, in which it agreed to buy the company, in order to protect it from legal challenges. Partly, the challenges stem from an appeal filed by the local authorities against the central government’s approval of ArcelorMittal’s environmental plan for Ilva. The authorities said the environmental clean-up plan for Europe’s largest steelwork did not do enough to safeguard the environment and public health. The health damage caused by the plant has been linked to higher than average local cancer rates. The trade unions organised a meeting with fellow-unions from other ArcelorMittal plants in Europe to discuss the strategy.

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