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Air France wants to remove more than 7,500 positions by the end of 2022

The job cuts will be through natural departures not replaced (about 3500) and by voluntary departures for the most part. The Air France group account to delete

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Air France wants to remove more than 7,500 positions by the end of 2022

The job cuts will be through natural departures not replaced (about 3500) and by voluntary departures for the most part.

The Air France group account to delete more than 7,500 positions by the end of 2022, of which 6560 (approximately 41 000) in the company habs, and more than 1,000 in the regional airline Hop!, have indicated this on Tuesday union sources.

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"The needs are in sharp decline on the whole of the period in connection with the fall of activity and the need to accelerate the transformation of the company," says the executive in a document upstream of an economic and social committee central (CBSC) scheduled for Friday at Air France.

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within the company Air France, deletions of positions, expressed in FTE (full time equivalent), will go through natural attrition not replaced (about 3500) and by voluntary departures for the most part, even if of the same sources, departures forced are not excluded for the staff of the network for short-haul. These figures should then be officially presented to trade union organisations in committees, social and economic (CES) planned for Friday.

Hop!, which currently comprises approximately 2400 FTES source of association, is particularly affected. According to several sources, the sites of maintenance of Hop! in Morlaix and Lille are under threat of closure, as a base of flight crew Air France in Toulouse.

"Speed up the transformation of Air France"

At Air France, the departures have to pass through the ruptures in conventional collective for the personal flight, while a voluntary redundancy plan (POS) is the preferred choice for ground staff. The management wishes to open negotiations with the staff unions on the ground at the beginning of July for early departures early in the year 2021.

The management of Air France said that they wanted to book "the scoop of the presentation of its strategic orientations and their impacts on employment the social partners and employee representative bodies, and that it will convene Friday, July 3, in the course of a CBSC". "The sustained decline in activity and the economic context linked to the crisis of the Covid-19 needed to accelerate the transformation of Air France," she says, saying the study "the set of tools allowing to adjust headcount to the reduced activity, with a focus on volunteering and mobility".

The shock related to the outbreak of Covid-19 was unprecedented for a French company as to its international rivals, which have been chained these last few weeks, the announcements of cuts in their staff : 22 000 in the German group Lufthansa, 12 000 in British Airways or even 10,000 for the american Delta Air Lines.

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The French State, shareholder of Air France-KLM, has provided financial support of € 7 billion to the franco-Dutch group, of which $ 4 billion of bank loans guaranteed and $ 3 billion of direct loan, asking it to improve its profitability and its environmental impact. In response, the director general of Air France-KLM, Benjamin Smith, announced at the end of may the reduction of the French network (deficiency) of 40% by the end of 2021.

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