For 12 hours after the incident, the management of ArcelorMittal, the largest steel producer on the African continent, did not bring in specialists, but used about 10 of its ordinary employees to conduct the search and rescue operation, NUMSA reported
The steel corporation ArcelorMittal announced that it would lay off up to 570 employees. The company is citing COVID-19 but critics say ‘redundancies’ were planned much before
In Taranto, Italy, hundreds of workers at the Ilva steel plant went on a general strike on Friday, November 30.
ArcelorMittal South Africa had earlier announced its plan to retrench more than 2,000 of its 8,769 employees in South Africa. NUMSA has accused the company of taking this decision as a retribution against workers who went on strike in March.
Led by the NUMSA, workers of the Indian-owned corporation, have been on strike since March 12 against the company’s misuse of a loophole in the law to avoid making eligible workers permanent