The negotiations should help Air France to avoid “the full implementation of the “plan B”, which provides, including, removal from the fleet of long-haul transport aircraft 14″ and a significant staff reduction, the source said among representatives of trade Union organizations.
PARIS, 22 Oct. Victoria Ivanova. The French carrier Air France, experiencing difficulties in connection with disagreement of staff with the restructuring plan, defined a deadline to discuss measures to resolve the situation — the negotiations should be completed in early January.
As transfers Reuters referring to a source among the representatives of the trade unions, these talks should help the company to avoid “the full implementation of the “plan B”, which provides, including, removal from the fleet of long-haul transport aircraft 14″ and a significant staff reduction.
The management of Air France would involve a reduction of about a thousand jobs in 2016. According to the head of the airline Alexander de Juniata, the reduction would constitute a dismissal at own will, and for 2017 it will be possible to avoid if the management of the company will be able to negotiate with trade unions.
A previously proposed restructuring plan that had been discussed at the beginning of 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.
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.