Monday, November 28, 2016

Airbus encrypts its job cuts, fears of layoffs – Europe1

Airbus unveiled Tuesday its employees of job cuts that will result next year in its restructuring, the unions, evaluating more than 1,300 in France and Germany, of what to do fear of forced redundancies. The european committee meets from 10 am to 12: 30 in Blagnac, in the suburbs of Toulouse, in order to provide the program deletions or transfers of positions on the whole group.

The site of Suresnes threatened ? According to the CFE-CGC, the second union within the group, “1.357 posts will be either deleted or transferred, out of a total of 10,000 jobs” in the affected services. “We think that most of these 1.357 posts will be deleted”, had indicated that Thierry Préfol, deputy coordinator of the CFE-CGC Airbus Group on Thursday evening, at the end of the last branch committee. This figure is feared that the trade unions of compulsory redundancies, which would be a first in the history of the european group. The layoffs “are not in the culture of the group, but there is concern, particularly in regards to the site in Suresnes (near Paris, editor’s note), which needs to close”, added Thierry Préfol. “This is desolation”, confirmed to AFP a union representative of the site inhabitant, who wished to remain anonymous. “The biggest fear is the closure pure and simple of the site”, which currently employs 650 people.

employees “dismayed that while”. “For the people here, this is a disaster”. Even if mutations geographic were proposed, “we need to be able to move to Toulouse” with his family, according to him. “The employees are dismayed that while” because”we cannot say that the group has problems, it is in rather good financial health”. The restructuring plan is expected to also affect, but to a lesser extent, the site of Marignane near Marseille. Airbus Helicopters is also located in Marignane and launched in a separate plan of deletions of 582 posts, is not, however, concerned.

A tradition of social dialogue”. Asked on the possibility of compulsory redundancies, the CEO of Airbus, Fabrice Brégier, has assured Thursday that the group had “a tradition of social dialogue that has always allowed, normally, to find solutions, such as with “Power 8″, a plan of removal 7,900 positions, launched in 2007, and that was done without any redundancy. There are strong chances Airbus announces a PSE (Plan de sauvegarde de l’emploi), new name given to the “social plan”, however, considers the FO, controlling at Airbus.

Avoid “duplications”. potential compulsory redundancies are not expected to be announced as soon as Tuesday, the committee is limiting the number of job losses. The negotiations on their social treatment, therefore, of potential layoffs, opened in January 2017, and until July 1, the date of the implementation of the restructuring. The reorganization of the group, called Gemini, is to merge at Toulouse, the seat of the branch of commercial aviation (Airbus SAS, 70% of the activity) with the group (Airbus Group SAS). This merger-integration, affecting almost exclusively the administrative functions and non-operational, has created a new entity called simply “Airbus”. It is intended to avoid “duplications” and to gain “agility”, according to the company.


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