thyssenkrupp and IG Metall agreed firstly on an immediate “Corona crisis packageâ? to deal with the pandemic and secondly on the conclusion of a collective agreement. The company regulations necessary for implementation, the reconciliation of interests and the social plan were also agreed. The framework conditions for the implementation of the 20-30 steel strategy are thus in place.
The collective agreement will enter into force on April 01, 2020, and run for 6 years until March 31, 2026. This includes the implementation of a new, significantly leaner functional concept in administration. The first investments in new facilities are also to be initiated this year.
At present, the corona pandemic is leading to a sharp decline in customer call-offs and a deterioration in the order situation. Against this background thyssenkrupp and IG Metall have also agreed on an immediate “Corona crisis packageâ?. The immediate package also includes the requirement for thyssenkrupp Steel Europe’s operations to increase short-time work compensation to 80% in the event of short-time working. In addition, it is agreed that a collectively agreed special payment will be converted into days off.