The social plan announced by the management of Airbus provides for just over 3,500 job cuts in Toulouse, including 2,398 in production, 980 at headquarters and more than 200 in city subsidiaries, the official said on Thursday to the press FO union Jean-François Knepper. For production, 386 positions are also targeted in Saint-Nazaire and 484 in Nantes, out of a total of some 5,000 planned reductions throughout France, a figure deemed "excessive" by the Ministry of Economy and Finance .
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The Stelia subsidiary, located in Rochefort, Mérignac, Méaulte and Saint-Nazaire, must also lose several hundred jobs, said Jean-François Knepper, reporting on the information communicated to unions by group management after the announcement Tuesday a plan to cut some 15,000 jobs worldwide. "We are heading towards a social cataclysm in the fall," warned Jean-François Knepper, whose union is the aircraft manufacturer's first. "How can the state accept so many layoffs?" He asked. The unions will "now sit at the negotiating table (...) We start Monday morning and we are gone for four months," he warned.
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Jean-François Knepper recalled that the objective of the unions, which consider that the crisis is cyclical, remains "zero dry layoffs". Toulouse, where Airbus and its subsidiaries employ nearly 30,000 people, "is the capital of aeronautics, when the storm arrives, Toulouse is more wet than the others" but "this is not a reason to justify everything and n 'no matter what', he added.