The discussion of the previous plan of the company to reduce 3 million jobs led to the brawl and arrests of employees. Layoffs of employees in 2017 Air France could be avoided.
MOSCOW, 18 Oct. Air France will cut less than a thousand employees in 2016, said Sunday the Executive Director of the company Alexander de Juniac the radio station RTL.
According to the Executive Director, the reduction of jobs in 2016 will constitute a dismissal at own will, and reductions for 2017 yet can be avoided if the management of the company will be able to negotiate with trade unions.
“We can recreate the places starting from 2018-2019 years”, — said the Executive Director of Air France.
The restructuring plan, to be debated in early October led to the brawl and arrests of staff, assumed a reduction of about 3 million jobs and a decrease of 10% in the next two years of the program of long-haul flights. Meeting of the Central Committee of the airline was thwarted by trade Union members, who broke into the hall and staged a brawl in which injured seven people.
As previously reported, the next meeting of the Central Committee of the airline is scheduled for October 22. It is expected that the negotiations between company management and trade Union representatives will continue until this meeting.
The airline was established on 7 October 1933. It is based at the international airport Charles de Gaulle. The total number of employees — approximately 58,5 thousand persons, from them about 19,3 thousand pilots. In 2004 Air France merged with KLM. The headquarters of the combined firm is located in Paris. Air France-KLM operates flights to 124 countries for 254 destinations, during 2014 the company carried over 87 million passengers.