Bad news on the job front in France. The social plan announced by the management of Airbus expects a little more than 3,500 deletions of position at Toulouse, where 2 398 to the production, 980 at the headquarters and more than 200 in the subsidiaries of the city, said Thursday, July 2, 2020 in the press trade union leader FO Jean-Francois Knepper. For the production, 386 positions are also referred to Saint-Nazaire and 484 in Nantes, on a total of about 5,000 planned job cuts on the whole of France, an encrypted judged "excessive" by the ministry of Economy and Finance.
" We're going to a social cataclysm in the fall ", warned Jean-Francois Knepper, of which the union is the first of the aircraft manufacturer. "How can the State accept as many layoffs ? ", he asked. The trade unions will " now sit down at the negotiating table [...]. It starts Monday morning and is gone for four months, " he warned.
Jean-François Knepper recalled that the objective of the trade unions, who believe that the crisis is cyclical, remains " zero compulsory redundancies ". Toulouse, where Airbus and its subsidiaries employ nearly 30,000 employees, " is the capital of the aeronautics, when the storm arrives, Toulouse is more wet than the others ", but " this is not a reason to justify everything and anything ", he added.