DUESSELDORF, Germany (Reuters) - Thyssenkrupp's <TKAG.DE> powerful employees will not block a broader restructuring of the group as long as their interests are protected, the group's newly elected works council chief said.
"We are open for meaningful solutions. I will not back a restructuring of the company against the interests of employees," Dirk Sievers told Reuters.
The 47-year-old succeeds Wilhelm Segerath and will also take over his seat on Thyssenkrupp's 20-member supervisory board, half of which is controlled by worker representatives.
(Reporting by Tom Kaeckenhoff; Writing by Christoph Steitz; Editing by Maria Sheahan)