Workers at U.S. Steel Košice to work four days a week

As a result, employees will receive 70 percent of their wages on the fifth day in May.

U.S. Steel KošiceU.S. Steel Košice (Source: Courtesy of USSK)

U.S. Steel Košice employees will be working shorter hours, as stems from an agreement with the steelwork's representatives.

"The shorter working time has been agreed on for a fixed period, specifically for May," said Juraj Varga of the KOVO trade union, as quoted by the SITA newswire.

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As a result, all employees, including vice-presidents and managers, will work only four days a week during the following months. They will receive 70 percent of wages on the day they will stay at home during this time, added Varga.

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Bad situation in the steel market

U.S. Steel Košice explained this step with the worsening situation in the market, as reported by SITA.

At the same time, workers are on a strike alert since nine rounds of negotiations have not led to any agreement on an increase in wages, SITA wrote.

Moreover, the steelworks company offered its employees unpaid leave in the second half of April, but it is not known how many of them actually decided to accept the offer.

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