A broad range of communication measures ensure that the global workforce is supplied with comprehensive information which is updated daily. voestalpine is in constant, close contact with the authorities and works council, and is permanently monitoring the situation. All the relevant Group units are represented on a Corona Task Force which is continually coordinated with the Chairman of the Management Board of voestalpine AG.
Thanks to the commitment and flexibility of all our employees, the steel and technology group has quickly adapted to this new and challenging situation.
Vaccination progress at voestalpine
The health & safety of our employees is of paramount importance to voestalpine. The Group has already administered over 8,500 COVID-19 vaccinations to employees in Austria, and to date there have been no critical vaccination reactions. The vaccinations are being carried out by our in-house medical service at the sites in Linz and Donawitz. In Mürzzuschlag, we have instructed the VAMED occupational health center to conduct vaccinations on our behalf. We sincerely regret the incident in Mürzzuschlag and will do everything in our power to ensure that the matter is fully clarified for all those employees affected. As requested by our employees, we are now examining the current contracts with VAMED and evaluating possible alternatives. It has been decided that our employees in Mürzzuschlag will receive their 2nd dose of the coronavirus vaccine from our own in-house medical service in Donawitz.