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Air France : the government does not want the departure forced

the minister of The Economy, however, has not confirmed the figure of 8000 job cuts within the company, advanced Wednesday by the daily Echo. The government is

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Air France : the government does not want the departure forced

the minister of The Economy, however, has not confirmed the figure of 8000 job cuts within the company, advanced Wednesday by the daily Echo.

The government is asking Air France not to proceed to the departure "forced" in the framework of its transformation plan, said on Thursday the Economy minister Bruno Le Maire, while thousands of jobs are at risk within the company according to the trade unions.

"there will be adjustments necessary, but I wish and I request to Air France that there was no forcible departures. I believe that is the red line important, that there is no departure forced," said the minister on France Inter. The minister, however, has not confirmed the figure of 8000 job cuts within the company, advanced Wednesday by the daily Echo.

"I wish that this is less than 8,000 positions, of course. This means that I believe deeply in the future of our airline," said the minister.

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"Rupture conventionnelle" group

At this stage, the discussions with management are for the pilots of Air France on "a device to rupture a conventional collective" and "400 positions being eliminated", said Wednesday a representative of the trade union of pilots SNPL.

In parallel, "there are also discussions" on the future of the 200 pilots who were flying on the A380, a model called out of the fleet of the company, he added. "A redundancy of 1800 posts has been identified" among the hostesses and stewards, according to the union SNGAF, and "approximately 1800 positions" would be referred to by management in support functions, had indicated in may Didier Dagger, employee director (FO) of Air France.

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Finally, at Hop!, regional subsidiary of Air France which is particularly threatened by the redesign of the network-short-haul of the group, Joel Rondel, secretary of the economic and social committee (ESC), fears the removal of half of the 2700 current posts. Despite these positions threatened, Bruno Le Maire, has defended the support of 7 billion euros granted to the company by the State, without a formal requirement on the job.

"When the air traffic collapses, and say, 'I put money, but we will definitely keep each job', to what it leads ? It can lead to risk of bankruptcy and it was this which threatened Air France", he justified.

deletes post announced to the union on July 3

The management of Air France said Thursday morning that it will present to the trade union organisations the strategic direction of the company and its consequences on employment during an economic and social Committee central special on 3 July.

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An economic and social Committee on the employment at Hop! must be held also on July 3, announced Joel Rondel. The chief executive officer of Air France-KLM, Benjamin Smith, had announced in late may a plan to reduce 40% of the offers on domestic flights French by the end of 2021, with the closure of a number of destinations when there is an alternative by rail in less than 2h30 and when this service does not provide power to the hub of Roissy-Charles-De-Gaulle.

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This decision responds to a request of the State, having granted Air France's financial support of € 7 billion, of which $ 4 billion of bank loans guaranteed 90% by the State and $ 3 billion direct lending, had asked him to improve its profitability and its environmental impact, and to initiate a reflection on its network in France.

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