Eramet establishes global social dialogue body, unprecedented in the mining industry

On 5 July, French multinational mining and metallurgy company Eramet announced the creation of the Eramet Global Forum, a global social dialogue body designed to support the group's internationalisation at a time when 80% of its workforce – 9,000 staff members – work outside of Europe, as a result of several sales. The forum will be able to negotiate global agreements on social protection and quality of life at work.

Through Antoine Piel. Published on 07 July 2023 Ă  14h17 - Update on 20 July 2023 Ă  16h48

Eramet is soon only to have a European presence in France and Norway, meaning European works council set up by the mining group in 2000 will become obsolete. The company is preparing to sell Erasteel, a high-speed steel producer with several sites in Sweden. The Eramet Global Forum, created by an agreement struck on 17 May 2023 by the company’s management with trade unions in mainland France, New Caledonia, Sweden and Norway, now encompasses the EWC. While the EWC will not be abolished, its members will be integrated into the new body and the agreement, valid for four years, will replace those previously applicable to the EWC (reached in 2000 with an amendment in 2002).…

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