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Highlights of 25/2011

Created: 12/5/2011
Author: Recorded by: Andy BILLINGHAM, Iveta FIALOVA
Category: 25/2011

Power engineering with three million injury-free hours

In recent days U. S. Steel Kosice Power Engineering Division has achieved a remarkable result - three million employee-hours worked without injury. The excellent work of the power engineers was acknowledged by Company management at a working lunch on November 25. At this meeting, also attended by USSK Vice President Operations Mark Tabler, General Manager Occupational Health and Safety Europe Chris Petrouska and other managers from the Production Support Department, eleven representatives of the Power Engineering team had the chance to discuss current issues in the area of occupational safety, but also to talk about themselves, their work and their family life.

Last meeting for long-serving employees

The fourth and also the last of this year's gala evenings involving the presentation of awards for long service to employees of U. S. Steel Kosice was dedicated to celebrators from the Coated Products and Tin Mill and the Shipping Divisions, and from Company management as well. The invited guests together with their spouses and other family members gathered in the grandly decorated function room of the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel in Kosice on November 25, and were joined and congratulated by USSK President David J. Rintoul, members of the Company's top management, and leading trade union representatives.

Seniors' christmas evening

For the ninth time now a Seniors' Christmas Evening has been organized by U. S. Steel Kosice for former steelworks employees. The meeting on December 1 was attended by 400 retired employees, members of the Autumn of Life Civic Association. The work of these former colleagues for the Company was acknowledged in a speech by USSK President David J. Rintoul.

Kosice ice-hockey is 90 years old

Kosice is celebrating the 90th anniversary of the start of ice-hockey in the city. The rich history of Kosice hockey was recalled by former players, trainers and officials at a gala evening with the legends on November 26, where the greatest personalities from several generations that have contributed to the development of hockey in the city were presented with commemorative plaques. The program of celebrations itself culminates on Sunday, December 18. On Main Street at 5 pm a gala program of live music starts for hockey fans and the general public alike, and later in the evening at 7.30 pm the Extra League match HC Kosice - Poprad takes place in the Steel Arena. Both teams will be appearing on the ice wearing "retro" kit.


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