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Air France union: Airline could cut up to 3000 jobs

31-Jul-2013 11:14 AM

Air France union CGT stated the airline is considering job cuts of between 2500 and 3000, according to reports from Les Echos and Le Figaro. Air France-KLM plans to include new cuts in Air France’s medium-haul business which is the main source of losses for the group along with freight. Air France plans to present an outline of its plans to unions on 31-Jul-2013 before a detailed presentation on 04-Oct-2013 for implementation beginning in 2014. The airline is already undergoing a restructuring programme, Transform 2015, which provides for the elimination of 5122 positions and 20% reduction in costs by the end of 2014.