Guillaume Faury, the new big boss of the Airbus group. - P. Chiasson - AP - Sipa

Can the worst-case scenario still be avoided in France and Germany, which for the moment account for two-thirds (about 5,000 jobs on each side of the Rhine) of the 15,000 job cuts planned by Airbus? This is what Guillaume Faury, the owner of the aircraft manufacturer, seems to think.

In an interview with the German weekly Der Spiegel , he outlines a scenario that could help reduce social disruption and puts the two governments to work. "We think that up to 500 jobs could be saved if the German government supported us, for example through the hydrogen aircraft development program," he suggests. The extension of partial unemployment to 24 months could guarantee up to 1,500 additional jobs ”. Which would reduce the tribute of Germany from 5,000 to 3,000 positions. The leader also mentioned a discussion on the four-day week.

1,500 jobs saved in France?

And for France? Guillaume Faury, without specifying the mechanisms he wishes to see the State adopt, thinks he can reduce the number of job losses from 5,000 to 3,500.

Considered "moderate" by the management of Airbus, the figures announced Tuesday by Airbus were deemed "excessive" by the Ministry of Economy in France, which unveiled on June 9 a plan to support aeronautics 15 Billions of Euro's. They also aroused violent criticism across the Rhine.

This Thursday, Airbus told employee representatives that more than 3,500 planned job cuts in France would be in Toulouse, headquarters of the aircraft manufacturer. Not to mention the domino effect on the many subcontractors.


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