Andy BILLINGHAM, Iveta FIALOVA
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.
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.