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Thyssenkrupp overhaul must protect worker interests - labour boss

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Thyssenkrupp overhaul must protect worker interests - labour boss
FILE PHOTO: A sunflower is seen in front of the ThyssenKrupp AG headquarters in Essen, Germany, September 20, 2017. REUTERS/Wolfgang Rattay/File Photo   -   Copyright  Wolfgang Rattay(Reuters)
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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)

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