In a move that reflects the harsh reality of the challenges of the steel industry at the present time, Tata Steel, a major player in the steel sector, announced on Monday, November 13, that the Tata Steel subsidiary in the Netherlands intends to reduce approximately 800 jobs at its factory in the city of “IJmuiden”, in… Its blueprint framework to increase profitability.
The company said in a statement that despite all the efforts made by Tata Steel to maintain its position in the market and reduce costs, it still needs to take further measures to achieve this.
The statement explained that the reorganization processes will mainly affect administrative and support staff, and are necessary to maintain the company’s competitiveness as its factory in the Netherlands transitions to more sustainable production methods.
The factory in IJmuiden is under severe criticism from local residents and health authorities, who accuse it of polluting the air, soil and water in the area, which could cause health problems.
It is noteworthy that the Tata Steel factory in IJmuiden employs about 9.2 thousand workers, while contributing 7% of carbon emissions in the Netherlands, as the company plans to shift towards production based on hydrogen furnaces and scrap metal by 2030.