Xavier Broseta

Three get suspended jail sentences in Air France shirt-ripping trial

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Video footage showed airline executive Xavier Broseta stumbling to the ground, his shirt in tatters, as he fled staff angry over job cut plans.

Air France shirt-ripping fracas: 15 go on trial

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French premier calls for stiff sentences for ‘rogues’ who confronted airline managers during meeting about planned job cuts.

Air France workers in court over shirt-ripping incident

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Sixteen men go on trial in France for alleged role in chaotic scenes last year when airline bosses had shirts torn off while fleeing angry staff.

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

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

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


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

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