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Highlights of 06/2014
           

Created: 3/24/2014
Author: Translated by: Andy BILLINGHAM
Category: 06/2014



Discussions on usage of by-product aggregate

Last Friday, March 14, U. S. Steel Kosice was visited by the State Secretary of the Ministry for Transport, Construction and Regional Development of the Slovak Republic, Viktor Stromcek, accompanied by a group of specialists from the National Highways Company and the Slovakian Roads Administration. The guests were interested in the possibilities of using steelmaking by-product aggregate in road construction in the East Slovakian region.

KOVO Labor Union conferences start

The months of March and April stand out in the work of the KOVO Labor Union at U. S. Steel Kosice as the period of assessment of labor union activity during the preceding year. The first two of the twelve grass-root organizations at the steelworks balanced up their work last week, and the series of discussions continues with the turn of the Steel Plants this week. Next week the union members at the Radiators and Pipes, Hot Rolling Mill and Coated Products and Tin Mill have their conferences, with further meetings planned in April. These culminate on April 24 with the KOVO Labor Union Council Conference.
Apart from assessing the results of their work during the past year, the union members also adopt new objectives and tasks for the coming period. The hot topics are collective bargaining and contracts of work for the employees of the steelmaking company, developments in grass-root membership in connection with the decreasing workforce at the steelworks, and professionalization of the labor unions as approved by the latest KOVO Labor Union Congress.

Third edition of Family Safety Day in May

The last day of May this year is set aside for the third edition of the annual company event known as Where does my Pop, my Mom work? Family Safety Day. This year's gathering of steelmakers and their families on the eve of International Children's Day will consist of just one session, which will be taking place on Saturday. May 31, from 9 am till 5 pm on steelworks premises, and covering the largest area of all so far.
Visitors will be able to go on a coach tour around the steelworks operations, or a guided tour of the wide-strip rolling train in the Hot Rolling Mill. The center of events, as in the two previous editions, will be the parking lot outside the Research and Development building, where visitors both big and small will find a wide range of attractions. The grassy area on the opposite side will be transformed into a large relaxation zone where children especially will come into their own. Registration starts on April 22, and the event is open to employees of U. S. Steel Kosice and its subsidiary companies with their families - wives/husbands or partners, children and grandchildren.

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