According to media reports, the Central Works Council (CWC) at Tata Steel Netherlands, subsidiary of Indian steel giant Tata Steel, may take legal steps if the management does not include the council in the process of finding a successor to the former CEO Theo Henrar.
Following the departure of Henrar, the workers blocked the entrance to the plant at IJmuiden, SteelOrbis understands, while the council said the unplanned labor action has not affected the company’s production.
Although the company said that the decision for the CEO to step down was mutually agreed, the workers’ council believes that the CEO was fired and that the council should have been consulted. Henrar has been known as a strong advocate of Tata Steel Netherlands’ interests and has campaigned against plans to cut around 1,000 jobs in the Netherlands.
Tata Steel Netherlands’ vice-chairman Hans van den Berg has been appointed as the new CEO.