The CEO of Airbus refuses to make commitments on the absence of departures are forced, due to the uncertainty on a sufficient number of volunteer candidates at the outset.
"I understand very well that the public authorities do not see a good eye the compulsory redundancies, but I repeat : one does not change, unfortunately, not the industrial activity by political statements," said the CEO of Airbus.
Guillaume Faury refuses to make commitments on the absence of departures forced within the group due to uncertainties on a sufficient number of volunteer candidates at the outset, he indicated in an interview published Monday by The Tribune.
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The delegate minister for Industry, Agnès Pannier-Runacher, asked July 23 to Airbus not to have recourse to the departures forced in the context of its social plan, adding that the government would be "vigilant" in following "very closely to the way in which public money will be used", in reference to the plan of using aircraft to 15 billion euros.
"In an economic environment as difficult, nobody can say today that there will be, among the staff, enough to volunteer candidates at the start", has defended the CEO. "It's a huge uncertainty now and it is the reason why I do not take commitments on the absence of departures forced".
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Airbus has announced the 30 June in the loss of around 15,000 jobs, or 11 percent of its workforce, including 5,000 in France. The group had indicated that it would work with its social partners to limit the impact of this plan, without excluding "measures forced".
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in Regards to the creation of an assembly line of the airbus A321 aircraft in Toulouse, claimed by elected representatives of the Haute-Garonne, Guillaume Faury replied in the negative, saying that the group had "no reason to invest money in production capacity for which we will not have planes to produce".
On a possible rebalancing between the civilian and military activities of the group, the DG believes that, "without talking about major capital projects, there will be a growth of activities of defense, coupled with a correction on the calendar in the short term, to rebalance the proportion between civil and military".
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"If there are opportunities in the future to strengthen themselves in these activities [defense, space, helicopters], we'll do it. Not in the heat of the action, but it is one of the things that you have in your head", he adds.