One of the leaders of the unions of the steel company Liberty Galati announces that several employees will be sent into technical unemployment starting from the middle of April. The announcement was made on Facebook after a teleconference organized by the management of the steel unit.
Technical unemployment at the largest steel plant in the country. Thousands of jobs in danger
According to the trade unionist Radu Nelu, employees from offices will initially be at home, and depending on the evolution of the crisis, the employees from the production sectors will enter into technical unemployment. To minimize the number of people sent home, steelmakers will be proposed to take over the tasks of subcontractors.
“Starting with April 13, all TESA personnel will enter into technical unemployment for at least three consecutive days, by rotation, in agreement with the decision of the department head vis-à-vis the period (a measure applied only for April 2020). . From case to case, there will be areas / sectors of activity in which workers will or will not enter into technical unemployment…. Workers who will take over current activities currently performed by subcontractors (where possible), can avoid entering into technical unemployment or periods of unemployment, “announced Radu Nelu on Facebook.
Regarding the economic prospects, the management of the Galatian steel company and the union leaders announced that the effects of the crisis could be felt even over three years.
“The activity of our unit, but also of our clients, is drastically affected, the economy, in general, finding itself, at this moment, in a phase of marked decline. Estimatedly, it is expected that after 3 (three), up to 6 (six) months, the real effects on the steel industry will be seen. The recession is extremely aggressive, which is why many of our clients have made requests to stop deliveries. The most optimistic estimate regarding the recovery period of the economy in general and of the steel industry, in particular, is 1 (one) year, up to even 3 (three) years, ”said Radu Nelu.
The situation on the Galatian iron and steel platform could be aggravated given that the evolution of the epidemic is extremely rapid and the magnitude of the phenomenon is difficult to anticipate.