Germany's Top Union Calls For Stepped-up Support Of Steel Sector

- Jul 06, 2020-

Germany's top union calls for stepped-up support of steel sector

IG Metall, Germany's largest and most powerful labor union, on Wednesday called on the German government to come up with concrete steps to support the country's struggling steel sector.The remarks by Juergen Kerner, chief treasurer and executive board member of IG Metall in Frankfurt, came as Germany approved its national steel strategy, which stopped short of pledaing substantial subsidies.The steel action plan must produce concrete support schemes and be implemented fast," said Kerner, who also serves as deputy supervisory board chairman at Thyssenkrupp, the country's largest steelmaker. "The current crisis and the resulting underutilization of the sector can lead to massive liquidity problems and requires the backina of the federal government and the states " he added

"Only then will we be able to produce 'green steel' in Germany," Kerner said, referring to the process of making steel, one of the most polluting industrial processes, withthe help of hydrogen, a process that would significantly reduce emissions.The steel sector. battered by overcapacity weak demand from the automotive industry as well as cheap Chinese imports. must stump up 30 billion euros (S34 billion) by 2050 to become climate-neutral.That has fuelled talk of national consolidation to create a German steel champion by combining the activities of Thyssenkrupp and Salzgitter, the country's No.2. a deal that requires strona political support.Kerner in Mav said he was in favor of creating a national champion adding the government could be a shareholder in a combined entity and that the fund set up by Germany to support firms hit by the COVID-19 crisis could be a way to fund 

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