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Information note concerning the implementation of the social measures for the restructuration of the steel industry (1993-1995). COM (93) 178 final, 28 April 1993

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COMMISSION OF THE EUROPEAN· COMMUNITIES COM(93) 178 final Brusse Is, 28 Apr i I 1993 Information note concerning the implementation of the social measures for the restructuration of the steel industry (1993-1995) COMMISSION OF THE EUROPEAN COMMUNITIES Brussels, 28 Apri I 1993 Information note concerning the implementation of trie social measures for the restructurat ion of the steel industry (1993-1995) 1. Background In November 1992 the Commission decided to introduce a comprehensive programme with the aim of reinforcing the steel industry's competitiveness1>. In December the programme was endorsed in principle by the ECSC Consultative Committee2> and the Council gave its unanimous assent in February 19933). It comprises social measures which the Commission intends to use to step up considerably its action to attenuate the consequences of the restructuring for workers and to spread the costs. According to the estimates available, ar1s1ng from the survey of undertakings carried out by the Commission (the "BRAUN mission") and from information obtained from the national administrations, between 55 000 and 60 000 jobs are expected to be lost as a direct result of the restructuring: this figure exceeds the initial estimates made by the Commission in November 1992. Thus, the number of ECSC workers qualifying for Community aid under the social measures could be put at some 69 000. This estimate takes into account departures and internal transfers and has been checked with the relevant authorities in the Member States. The undertakings and the governments in the Member States wi I I be making a major effort and introducing a range of measures to deal with the job losses. The Community, which is taking on clear-cut responsibilities in this restructuring, has to contribute to the effort, supplementing the national measures by additional assistance under these soc i a I measures, i.e .. add it iona I to the "traditional" ECSC aid. Within the c

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