Keyword: Air France
Xavier Broseta says he bears no grudges over Paris attack by airline workers but insists redundancy plans must go ahead.
Job cuts in 2016 will be voluntary and heavier job losses in 2017 will be avoided if unions agree alternative savings measures, says airline CEO.
Five employees from the airline's cargo division are also due in court for allegedly attacking its HR director and the head of long-haul flights.
Five employees are held over violent protest last week against the airline's plan to axe jobs, which notably left two of its directors bare-chested.
The physical attacks upon two Air France executives on Monday by a small group of airline staff protesting a plan of job losses has been widely condemned by trade unions, management and government. The assaults, in which the Human Resources director and the long-haul flight manager had their clothing ripped off, dramatically underlined the high tensions within the struggling airline over its announcement it is to shed 2,900 jobs over the next two years. Mathilde Goanec and Dan Israel report.
Human resources boss Xavier Broseta had shirt ripped off as angry airline workers protested over plans to cut 2,900 jobs over two years.
Decision to announce cuts next week comes after breakdown in talks with pilots’ unions to trim €170 million annually over three years.
The voluminous object was seen floating 70 kms from the French Indian Ocean island, where debris from vanished MH370 previously washed up.
The debt-ridden carrier said it will cut some routes to Spain, Italy, Norway and Malaysia, and sought 'to postpone delivery of long-haul aircraft.'
In early May Boeing 777 pilots diverted to avoid storm clouds but their route took their jetliner towards 13,000-foot Mount Cameroun.
The move, in a plan to keep key firms under French control, is for an extra 5.1 million shares at 46m euros, and follows similar move at Renault.
The Airbus A319 landed safely at Paris Charles de Gaulle airport after reportedly developing 'technical' problems one hour into its flight.
Union officials said the French carrier had informed them 800 jobs will be lost, affecting both ground staff and cabin crews, over three years.
After a lengthy strike earlier this year, pilots narrowly voted in favour of plans to develop the airline's low-cost operator Transavia.
After a costly pilots' strike last month, initial agreement has been reached for crews flying Transavia planes to retain Air France benefits.