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Hydro takes steps to preserve jobs at Alunorte

To preserve jobs, 600 employees of Alunorte's operations will have collective vacations starting on March 31.

Employees will leave in alternating groups, for periods of 10 days.

The Ministry of Labor and Employment was informed of the decision on 15 March. The decision was also communicated to the Chemical Industry Workers Union (SindQuímicos) of the municipality of Barcarena and to unions in Norway.

This measure, which was also adopted in Paragominas, aims to preserve jobs in view of the 50% reduction in the refinery operation, since March 1. Any change in production penalties will also change the vacation schedule.

Hydro does not currently consider layoffs. “The company is using all possible legal and labor instruments to preserve all jobs,” says Human Resources director, Douglas Ruozzi.

On February 27, the Secretariat of Environment and Sustainability of Pará (SEMAS) formally ordered the cut of 50% of the production of calcined alumina at the Alunorte alumina refinery, owned by the Norwegian aluminum company Norsk Hydro ASA. < / p>

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