October 21, 2014
Gov’t declares 5-day mandatory conciliation on UOM strike
Labour Ministry dictated today a five-day mandatory conciliation on the Metallurgical Workers' Union (UOM) strike.
UOM went on a national strike today, demanding steel companies to pay salary agreed on last wage talks, which included a 27.2 percent salary rise.
Antonio Caló, secretary-general of the UOM and leader of the government-allied CGT umbrella union said earlier the strike had been decided "due to the refusal of metallurgical companies belonging to the Techint group - led by Paolo Rocca - and Arcelor Mittal to negotiate wages according to the national agreement and workers' needs."