Tata Steel workers get job guarantee

Tata Steel in IJmuiden (Photo: Alf van Beem/Wikimedia Commons)Tata Steel in IJmuiden (Photo: Alf van Beem/Wikimedia Commons)

Tata Steel and the unions made an agreement on a job guarantee scheme for workers at the factory in IJmuiden, the unions announced on Tuesday, ANP reports.

There will be no compulsory redundancies at Tata Steel Netherlands for a period of five years. Employees who become redundant can be internally redeployed for a period of 21 months. This becomes a permanent position after two months of good performance.

Negotiations between Tata Steel and the unions started in February. The unions are concerned that a potential merger between Tata and Germany's ThyssenKrupp will come at the expense of thousands of jobs.