July 1, 2020
PARIS (Reuters) – The French government is urging Airbus <AIR.PA> to make as few compulsory redundancies as possible, French junior transport minister Jean-Baptiste Djebbari told BFM TV on Wednesday.
Airbus announced on Tuesday 15,000 job cuts – including 5,000 in France – saying its future was at stake after the coronavirus outbreak paralysed air travel.
Djebbari also said trade unions had cited the possibility of 7,500 job cuts at Air France <AIRF.PA>.
(Reporting by Sudip Kar-Gupta, editing by Louise Heavens)