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The Air France group will remove 7 580 posts by the end of 2022

The company said in a press release that 6 560 jobs would be eliminated at Air France, and 1020 in Hop!. the direction of The Air France group announced this F

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The Air France group will remove 7 580 posts by the end of 2022

The company said in a press release that 6 560 jobs would be eliminated at Air France, and 1020 in Hop!.

the direction of The Air France group announced this Friday want to remove 7 580 positions within the company Air France and the regional subsidiary Hop! by the end of 2022 in order to "make the face of the crisis of the Covid-19 which hit the group".

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It provides for the removal of 6 560 jobs in 41 000 (PERMANENT full-time equivalents) in the company tricolour and 1,020 positions on 2 420 at Hop!, she stated in a communiqué at the conclusion of meetings with the representatives of the staff of the two companies, confirming the information obtained Tuesday from union sources.

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"For three months, the activity and the turnover of Air France have dropped by 95%, and at the height of the crisis, the company lost 15 million euros per day", says the group, which anticipates a recovery is "very slow". He explains wanting to start a "transformation (that) is based mainly on the switching of the model from its domestic activity, the reorganization of its support functions and the further reduction of its costs, external and internal".

"reconstruction Plan"

The management account in the natural attrition not being replaced (over 3500 at Air France, 200 in Hop!) to reduce the redundancy identified and on of the devices starts giving priority to measures of volunteering, development of end-of-career and professional and geographical mobility".

But according to the unions, the short-haul, drastically reduced, it may be subject to departures forced, a first in Air France, in the absence of a voluntary departure sufficient or acceptance of geographical mobility. Hop! will be housed in the same boat.

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Strongly shaken by the crisis of the Covid-19, as the sector as a whole, the Air France group has launched a "reconstruction plan" that provides for a reduction of its French network (deficiency) of 40% by the end of 2021, with notably the closure of the lines with an alternative by train in less than 2 hours and 30 minutes, as well as the transfer of some domestic routes to its subsidiary low-cost Transavia, until now confined to the medium-haul.

"windfall"

"It is to safeguard the employment of thousands of salaried employees (...) It is in this spirit that we will engage in negotiations with the firm intention of avoiding any compulsory redundancies," responded Farid Slimani, of the Unsa Air. "These are employees who will pay tribute to the more heavy," for its part, regretted Christophe Malloggi, secretary general of FO Air France, the first union of the company.

Air France-KLM has received in the spring a financial support of 7 billion euros, to tackle the turbulence related to the Covid-19. "Certain conditions of the aid we appear to be insufficient, such as the protection of jobs and the other too restrictive, such as the prohibition to perform flights if the high-speed train connects two cities in less than 2 hours 30", believes Christophe Malloggi.

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"It has two effects, the effect of the crisis (...) and then obviously to Air France, as elsewhere, a broader restructuring, over the long term, and it was a windfall effect, the company is also looking to make savings, restructuring in the face of what she calls "structural defects", has held the number one FO, Yves Veyrier, on France Info.

in Front of the Air France headquarters in Roissy, about a hundred people were grouped in the morning to express their "anger". The fence of the large entrance hall of the headquarters of the airline has been covered by numerous posters claiming "Our lives are worth more than $ 7 billion" or "Air France wants to kill us".

"Sacrificed"

"It is very combative," said Jérôme Beaurain, SOUTH Air. At Air France, the management wishes to quickly resolve the issue of redundancy within the flight personnel in the negotiation of ruptures conventional collective (RCC). For the ground staff, it is aimed at a POS-PES (voluntary redundancy plan - backup plan of employment) to approximately 2,600, of union sources. It will be the same at Hop!, where POS-PES is provided to all staff.

In Nantes, nearly fifty people have been padlocked in the morning a portal to block access to the headquarters of the regional airline, and the staff representatives have boycotted the economic and social committee (ESC) special Hop!. Only the secretary (CGT) of the CSE has made to obtain the appointment of an expert.

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The direction of Hop! announced the closure of 12 of the 14 bases of aircrew (all but Paris-Charles-de-Gaulle and Lyon) and to websites of maintenance of Lille and Morlaix. A gathering of 150 to 200 people has also taken place on the site breton, which employs about 300 and has to close by 2023.

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For Transavia, a subsidiary of Air France-KLM, the signals are green, Air France wants to remove more than 7,500 positions by the end of 2022 IN IMAGES. The A380 of Air France, a last flight and then goes

In Morlaix, Arnaud Hue, representative (CFE-CGC) of the CSE, évoque an "injustice". "The feeling of the employees here, it is truly to be sacrificed with respect to a plane which descends directly to the Air France", he confided to AFP.

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