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Air France sacks four staff for shirt-ripping attack on directors

The airline has also begun dismissal procedures against a fifth employee over violent protests as management announced a plan to cut 2,900 jobs.

Air France-KLM seeks cost cuts despite sharp rise in profits

Airline's €480 million quarterly profit, its highest for 5 years, will make it harder to convince unions of need for major cost-cutting.

Air France executive: shirt-shredding attack was 'price to pay for democracy'

Xavier Broseta says he bears no grudges over Paris attack by airline workers but insists redundancy plans must go ahead.

Air France softens redundancy plan in exchange for deal with unions

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.

Air France workers suspended over shirt-ripping incidents

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.

Air France employees arrested over shirt-ripping incident

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.

Unions warn against 'divisive' Air France strategy after assault on executives

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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.

Air France managers flee as staff storm meeting on job cuts

Human resources boss Xavier Broseta had shirt ripped off as angry airline workers protested over plans to cut 2,900 jobs over two years.

Air France to unveil drastic cost-cutting plan

Decision to announce cuts next week comes after breakdown in talks with pilots’ unions to trim €170 million annually over three years.

Air France crew spot more possible debris of lost Malaysian plane

The voluminous object was seen floating 70 kms from the French Indian Ocean island, where debris from vanished MH370 previously washed up.

Air France to axe flights, postpone fleet renewals, in cost-cutting drive

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.'

Air France faces probe after jet flies near mountain

In early May Boeing 777 pilots diverted to avoid storm clouds but their route took their jetliner towards 13,000-foot Mount Cameroun.

French state to up its stake in Air France-KLM

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.

Air France Paris-Tunis flight turns back after emergency at 36,000 feet

The Airbus A319 landed safely at Paris Charles de Gaulle airport after reportedly developing 'technical' problems one hour into its flight.

Air France reveals new job-cuts plan

Union officials said the French carrier had informed them 800 jobs will be lost, affecting both ground staff and cabin crews, over three years.