Spectator on facebook

Spectator on facebook

USSK to join protest in Brussels

Workers of U.S. Steel Košice will join a march on February 15 to show support for fair trade and against Chinese dumping.

(Source: Courtesy of USSK)

Almost one hundred workers of the steelmaker U.S. Steel Košice (USSK) will participate in a protest of employers and employees of the European steel industry planned in Brussels for February 15.

“Members of the management, representatives of trade unions and employees of various departments, who want to show their opinion also this way, will go there,” said Ján Bača, spokesperson of USSK as cited by the SITA newswire, adding that USSK president Scott Buckiso will attend the protest too.

Representatives of industrial companies from the EU, by way of protest, seek to support fair trade, growth and jobs in Europe. They will also protest against granting a market economy status to China and Chinese dumping.

EUROFER, the European Steel Association, has officially joined the protest and it is expected that over 5,000 people will march on February 15. Of this total, a significant portion should arrive from steel mills from more than 15 EU member countries.

“I am pleased that I will help everyone in USSK and the steel industry to communicate our message to Brussels,” said Buckiso as cited by SITA, adding that what they want are equal conditions for doing business in order to show that they would succeed under conditions of fair competition.

Dumped steel imports from China, volumes of which have doubled in the past 18 months, are flooding the EU market and directly causing irreversible closures and job losses across the EU steel sector, Axel Eggert, director general of EUROFER, said as cited in an association prtess release.

Apart from the steel surplus in China that has arisen as a result of persistent state intervention in the Chinese economy, Eggert pointed out that dumped products from China have a much larger environmental footprint – about 50 percent greater – than equivalents produced in the EU.

Topic: Industry


Top stories

Governmental campaign should bring Slovaks home from the UK

The Slovak cabinet plans to persuade its expats living and working in the UK with at least a bachelor degree to return home: a campaign offering specific jobs should help.

Young researchers, IT experts and medical staffers are needed in Slovakia, illustrative stock photo.

EU lawyers claiming the Russian annexation of Crimea as legal is a hoax

One lawyer does not mean all EU lawyers; immigrants attacking a shepherd dog and HAARP causing hurricanes in the US are hoaxes, too.

Hoax on immigrants attackign two German shepdherds and ebing bitten yb them

Co-founder and co-owner of Sme daily dies

A major Slovak entrepreneur, Peter Vajda, died in Prague on October 15. He was exceptional for his innate sense of democracy and believing in equal opportunities for all.

Peter Vajda

Šefčovič: Slovakia’s economy has grown 60 percent since joining the EU

Slovak consumers are growing economically stronger and will be an important stabilisation factor in the future

European Commission Vice-president for Energy Union Maroš Šefčovič