Internal restructuring
Luxembourg (Grand-Duché); Luxembourg (Grand-Duché);
Location of affected unit(s)
Rodange, Schifflange
Manufacture Of Basic Metal And Fabricated Metal Products
Manufacture Of Basic Metals
24.51 - Casting of iron

262 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
16 June 2011
Employment effect (start)
1 July 2011
Foreseen end date


In February, ArcelorMittal announced a restructuring plan at its two sites of Rodange and Schifflange resulting in 262 job losses.

Specialized in the production of materials for construction, both sites showed large deficits in 2009 and 2010 due to low demand. After four month of negotiation between unions, management and government, an agreement was finally adopted by the parties, on June 16th 2011.The workforce of the two plants will be reduced from 888 to 626 employees without forced dismissals. "It is not in the tradition of Luxembourg model of redundancy", said yesterday, the Labour Minister Nicolas Schmit. 132 employees will be transferred to three other plants (Esch-Belval, Differdange, Luxembourg-Dommeldange). The other 130 will be assigned to the "redeployment unit", where the vast majority will be assigned to work on activities which were previously outsourced.

Their current salary will be maintained. ArcelorMittal is committed to investing an extra 7.75 million euros in the two sites.


  • 16 June 2011: Le Quotidien


Eurofound (2011), ArcelorMittal, Internal restructuring in Luxembourg, factsheet number 72146, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/72146.