U.S. Steel signs new collective agreement

Trade unions describe it as full of compromises.

U.S. Steel Košice workers have announced a strike alert, demanding a salary increase. U.S. Steel Košice workers have announced a strike alert, demanding a salary increase. (Source: TASR)

The representatives of Košice-based steelworks U.S. Steel Košice and the local trade unions have made a deal over several disputed parts of the new collective agreement, thanks to a mediator.

The agreement should be signed on August 31, the TASR newswire reported.

The previous collective agreement expired on June 30. Since the previous 25 rounds of negotiations brought no deal, the trade unions declared a strike alert in late July. Eventually, a mediator was invited to join the talks.

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