RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Given the deficient demand for steel in a pandemic scenario of the novel coronavirus, Usiminas may dismiss 60 percent of its workforce in Cubatão, São Paulo, says the Metalworkers Union of Santos and Região. With no agreement on a reduction in working hours and wages, 900 employees should be dismissed, reports the organization.

According to Claudinei Rodrigues, the union's president, the dismissals were announced in a meeting on Monday afternoon, May 18th, between the company and employees' representatives. The measure is said to have been taken after no agreement was reached to . . .

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