NEWS Air France Employees Assault Executives After Job Cuts Announced

Air France executives were greeted by an angry mob of employees after Air France/KLM announced a restructuring plan that would cut 2,900 jobs. Air France announced retiring old planes, cancelling 787 orders, ending service and reducing frequencies, which would result in numerous losses of ground operations staff, cockpit crew and flight attendants. The company and the pilots union failed to reach a critical labor agreement, but lay-offs can’t be issued until December under French law, which gives the two parties an opportunity to potentially strike a deal.