The Equality and Diversity Learning in the European Steel Industry (EDLESI) project addresses real and anticipated changes in the composition of the European steel industry workforce.
It aims to promote an awareness of equality and diversity at work, and establish better equal opportunities policies and practices in the steel sector. To address these themes the partnership undertook path breaking research into the European steel industry, considering the dimensions of equality and diversity.
The Research Report traces out relevant legislation and directives that apply, and the ways that steel companies address equality and diversity themes in relation to these developments. Statistical evidence is provided of EU patterns of work and employment, which are complemented by the core of the project – case study work focusing on the experiences of management and workers in the industry. The result is a grounded account of equality and diversity in the European steel industry.