Germany - Riva steel on strike for four months - September 30, 2019

A strike at the Hennigsdorfer Elektrostahlwerke plants owned by Riva Steel in Trier and Horath began in June after the company unilaterally declared that collective bargaining negotiations had failed and stated that the company did not intend to conclude an agreement with IG Metall. The strike of 130 workers is one of the longest in the nation’s history. It seems that the strike is not only about wages. There are concerns that the company is attempting to set a union busting precedent. The strikers have therefore received support from various sides.

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