The secretary of State for Transport has considered this Wednesday that the part-time workers long-term would save 1,500 jobs at Airbus.
because of the crisis caused by the pandemic Covid-19, "Airbus will have to live a very difficult period," admitted on Wednesday the secretary of State for Transport Jean-Baptiste Djebbari, on BFMTV. The day before, Airbus announced Tuesday the elimination of about 15,000 jobs, or 11 percent of its workforce, including the third party in France, and does not rule out compulsory redundancies to cope with the "unprecedented crisis" suffered by the air transport sector.
"He must have been aware that the crisis in the aviation sector is major. It has never experienced a crisis like this since it has democratized flying. What happened : Airbus has seen at the same time everywhere in the world its orders cancelled or disrupted. And Airbus is considering a reduction in activity of 60% for two years," recalled Jean-Baptiste Djebbari.
However, these job losses do not take into "the various schemes of States and businesses," according to him. It was also found that the activity of partial long-term, "that Airbus will obviously use", will save 1,500 jobs. "It is also investing massively on the airplane of tomorrow, the new generation of aircraft green, low-carbon ; it is 500 jobs saved for Airbus", is 2000 in total.
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on Tuesday, the ministry of Economy has deemed "excessive" the number of job cuts announced by the group. "We expect Airbus that it makes full use of the instruments put in place by the government to reduce the number of job cuts," said Bercy in a statement sent to AFP.