Czechia - Unions worried about steel plant - April 30, 2018

Trade unions have expressed worries about a possible deal in the steel sector. The concern is linked to current owner Arcelor Mittal’s attempts to take over Italy’s Ilva steelmaker, whose main plant is located at the southern city of Taranto. Arcelor is reported to have offered the Czech plant, employing around 7,000, as part of a package to pave the way for the European Commission to clear the deal. Ostrava and the wider Moravia and Silesia region are still in the painful process of diversifying their employment base after being based for most of the last century on coal, steel, and heavy engineering.

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