Airbus to cut “approximately 15,000 jobs”, or 11% of its workforce worldwide by summer 2021, without excluding dry layoffs, in order to “resize its activity in commercial aviation” in the face of the crisis due to coronavirus.
About 5,100 positions will be cut in Germany, 5,000 in France, 1,700 in the United Kingdom, 900 in Spain and 1,300 on the group's other sites worldwide, the European aircraft manufacturer said on Tuesday evening.
The Ministry of Economy and Finance reacted: it considers "excessive" the figure of job cuts.
For France, the plan should be detailed during an Airbus France group committee Thursday morning in Blagnac, headquarters of the aircraft manufacturer in the suburbs of Toulouse (Haute-Garonne), according to a union source.
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