December 22, 2017 / 10:13 AM / 3 months ago

Workers to vote on Thyssenkrupp steel jobs deal from mid-January

DUESSELDORF (Reuters) - Steel workers will vote on a deal to protect steel jobs and sites at German industrial group Thyssenkrupp between Jan. 13 and Feb. 2, trade union IG Metall said on Friday.

A logo of ThyssenKrupp AG is pictured outside the ThyssenKrupp headquarters in Essen, November 23, 2017. REUTERS/Thilo Schmuelgen/Files

The result of the vote will be published on Feb. 5, the union added.

Workers late on Thursday struck a deal with Thyssenkrupp to secure steel plants and jobs, a big step towards a planned merger of the group’s European steel business with that of India’s Tata Steel.

Reporting by Tom Kaeckenhoff; Writing by Christoph Steitz; Editing by Tom Sims

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