Metallurgists from US Steel in Košice will also reduce their working hours in February

The reduced working hours will continue in the US Steel Košice steelworks in February. At the request of the unions, this reduction will be less than in previous months.

“Working time will be reduced by at least one change and a maximum about two. It’s agreed for February with the fact that it will be done again later will reassess, “a spokesman for the steelworks confirmed the agreement with the unions for TASR on Friday Ján Bača. For the day the employees stay at home, they get 60 percent wage compensation. Pumping will vary at operations depending on the occupancy individual lines and workplaces. The reason for the measure and the agreement of the management of the company with the unions, the situation on the steel market remains unfavorable.

In recent months, the reduction of working hours in the factory has been up by four changes per month. So the company proposed it for the next period, namely for February and March. “It simply came to our notice then the situation did not improve at all, “Bača stated.

In the steel mills, they introduced reduced working hours last May. One of the blast furnaces was shut down in June. Then the factory announced that it would reduce the number of employees by the end of 2021 in steel mills and its subsidiaries by 2500, with a view to improve the financial position of the company. Part of the employees subsequently used the voluntary departure from the company incentive rewards.

Košice US Steel currently has about 9,000 employees, together together with their subsidiaries there are about 10,500 of them.

The reduced working hours will continue in the US Steel Košice steelworks in February. At the request of the unions, this reduction will be less than in previous months.

“Working time will be reduced by at least one change and a maximum about two. It’s agreed for February with the fact that it will be done again later will reassess, “a spokesman for the steelworks confirmed the agreement with the unions for TASR on Friday Ján Bača. For the day the employees stay at home, they get 60 percent wage compensation. Pumping will vary at operations depending on the occupancy individual lines and workplaces. The reason for the measure and the agreement of the management of the company with the unions, the situation on the steel market remains unfavorable.

In recent months, the reduction of working hours in the factory has been up by four changes per month. So the company proposed it for the next period, namely for February and March. “It simply came to our notice then the situation did not improve at all, “Bača stated.

In the steel mills, they introduced reduced working hours last May. One of the blast furnaces was shut down in June. Then the factory announced that it would reduce the number of employees by the end of 2021 in steel mills and its subsidiaries by 2500, with a view to improve the financial position of the company. Part of the employees subsequently used the voluntary departure from the company incentive rewards.

Košice US Steel currently has about 9,000 employees, together together with their subsidiaries there are about 10,500 of them.