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10 August 2020, 19:58

No strike in progress at Belarusian steel mill BMZ

An administrative building in the BMZ compound. An archive photo
An administrative building in the BMZ compound. An archive photo

ZHLOBIN, 10 August (BelTA) – The Belarusian steel mill BMZ operates steadily as usual, BelTA learned from BMZ Director General Dmitry Korchik on 10 August.

The executive refuted rumors from several sources that BMZ workers were on strike or were staging protests. He also said nobody was going to arrest BMZ employees.

The director general said: “During a technological break today we organized a meeting with representatives of the worker collective. We heard out various questions concerning production, social matters, and the situation relating to the presidential election. We discussed and worked out how we will work together. It was stressed that BMZ is not a political platform for discussions. This is why we agreed that if necessary, we will meet once again in order to discuss issues.”

“The steel mill is working steadily and at capacity. The manufacturing process has not been interrupted,” Dmitry Korchik stressed. In his words, participants of the meeting came to an understanding. “The workers said that BMZ is their second home and they didn't intend to suspend the operation of the enterprise at all,” he added.

According to Igor Danilov, head of the company's manufacturing division, the steel mill makes about 7,500 tonnes of steel per day. “As of 18:00 today we've already poured over 6,500 tonnes of steel. We will hit the average daily target by the end of the shift. The shipment target, too. The entire manufacturing process had not been interrupted. There were planned operational shutdowns, which happen every day. We need them to keep the equipment in working order,” the executive explained.

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