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Highlights of 11/2004
           

Created: 3/15/2004
Author: Compiled by: Andy BILLINGHAM Kamila DEMKOVA
Category: 11/2004



Meetings with the President

This year again U. S. Steel Kosice is organizing meetings with President Christopher Navetta for all employees of the Company. These will be held each day from March 29th to April 2nd in the Handball Hall at the All-Sports Area in Kosice, beginning at 8.20 a.m.

Collective agreement amendment signed

On Friday, March 12th, the Chairman of trades union OZ Metalurg Robert Kulik and the President of the Association of Metallurgy, Mining Industry and Geology in Slovakia Anton Jura met in Kosice and signed Amendment No.2 to their Higher Level Collective Agreement. This amendment concerns more than 16 000 employees of the companies U. S. Steel Kosice, Refrako, Reliningserv and Carmeuse who are members of AMMIG in Slovakia. It contains changes to the valid HLCA, signed in 2002, to which the parties to the Agreement have given their mutual consent.

V4 Presidents in Kosice

Following their accession to the European Union on May 1st of this year, cooperation among the Vysehrad Four countries will continue to have purpose and significance. This was the declaration made by the Presidents of Slovakia, Hungary, Poland and the Czech Republic during their two-day meeting in Kosice last week. At the press conference it was said that they intend to concentrate mainly on joint projects and programs, particularly on regional development and cross-border cooperation. On Friday morning Rudolf Schuster, Ferenc Madl, Aleksander Kwasnievski and Vaclav Klaus made time after their plenary discussions for a question-and-answer forum with university students from all over Eastern Slovakia.

Jobs and Work-experience Fair

The Technical University in Kosice is the venue for a Jobs and Work-experience Fair starting this afternoon, Wednesday, March 17th, which has been prepared for the first time in our city for students of universities in Eastern Slovakia by the American Chamber of Commerce, which has its head office in Bratislava. This event is being attended by firms and consultancy companies, and U. S. Steel Kosice will be present not only as principal sponsor but also as an attractive employer.

Legends shine at ice-hockey exhibition

For all those who crammed into the spectators' stands at the Cermel winter stadium in Kosice last Friday to see the Ice-hockey Concert substantially sponsored by U. S. Steel Kosice, there were no regrets. A whole pleiad of outstanding hockey players from past seasons, including several world champions, took to the ice for an exhibition match between Kosice and the World Champions' Selection.
Many fans well remember the former Kosice players, but they were especially interested in those now playing in the Czech Republic who in the past took Kosice to fame in the league. From the starting bully onwards, which was thrown in by the President of the Slovak Republic Rudolf Schuster, a tough battle broke out on the ice between former opponents and national team fellows alike. The final result itself was not so important - the match finished Kosice 5:Champions 7 (0:0, 2:1, 3:3) - but rather the idea of genuine, unfeigned ice-hockey enjoyment in the company of hockey stars.
The relaxed atmosphere and great mood, but especially the emotions experienced by the former players and old friends, all produced lasting, beautiful hockey memories for the crowds of spectators.

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