120,000 employees to lose their jobs if two metallurgical plant stop in Mariupol
16:41 / 27 Feb. 2017 / 708
According to Yuriy Zinchenko, CEO of Mariupol Metallurgical Plant in case when two Mariupol metallurgical giants stop its operations 120,000 people could lose their jobs.
– What does it mean to Mariupol shutdown of the largest enterprise in Ukraine? Mariupol Metallurgical Plant employs 17,000 employees and 50,000 members of their families. AzovSteel plant has more than 10,000 employees and 30,000 of their families. Consequently, affected by the shutdown of the metallurgical plants three major businesses in Mariupol – Mariupol mechanical-repair factory and “Metinvestpromservis”, which employs about 8,000 employees and 24,000 members of their families. And, of course, – the port. Today, 70-80% of Mariupol port loading capacities is the orders that are exported and imported raw materials for use and maintenance of the metallurgical enterprises. This is 4,000 employees and 12,000 members of their families. If all these numbers add up, we can have 120,000 people being out of work. 120,000 people, who receive a salary, use the services, pay utility bills, “- Yuriy Zinchenko said.
He also said that at the moment raw material reserves will last for several days. If the blockade continues, it will lead to a halt as a whole. According to Zinchenko, the payroll at the plant is amounted 2 billion hryvnia.
Mariupol enterprises shutdown can lead to following shutdowns of a number of enterprises working on the controlled by the Government territory who supply raw materials to Mariupol. Kramatorsk ferroalloy plant reportedly was on the verge of shutdown
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