SSAB plans temporary job, output cuts in Finland on Covid-19 effects

Swedish steelmaker SSAB plans temporary worker layoffs at its operations in Finland, and consequently a reduction in output, in response to the downturn in the flat steel market resulting from the Covid-19 pandemic, the company said on Monday March 30.

SSAB has initiated negotiations with its employees on the proposed layoffs at its Finnish assets, the company said. The decision followed a drastic decline in end-user demand for flat steel in Europe, especially from the automotive industry, due to the pandemic.

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Julia Bolotova

March 30, 2020

18:38 GMT