Jean-Luc Mélenchon in the demonstration of Airbus employees on July 9, 2020 in Toulouse. - Georges Gobet - AFP

  • The leader of La France insoumise was on Thursday in Toulouse to support Airbus employees.
  • He recommends planning a transfer of technical jobs from aeronautics to other sectors.

"No to the abolition of posts, division of work between all without loss of salary". This banner set the tone for the new demonstration of the Airbusiens, which took place in Toulouse this Thursday morning. Organized between Airbus headquarters and Toulouse-Blagnac airport at the call of the CGT, it brought together 300 people according to the police (1,000 according to the union). The old woman, the other aircraft manufacturer unions (FO, CFE-CGC, CFTC) had brought together several thousand employees for a funny parade, outside but inside the company.

In #Toulouse: demonstration for employment in support of the employees of # Airbus. It is necessary to plan to organize the ecological bifurcation of production.

- Jean-Luc Mélenchon (@JLMelenchon) July 9, 2020

Two processions, two atmospheres therefore. With this Thursday Jean-Luc Mélenchon, as a guest star. The leader of La France insoumise (LFI) pleaded for the diversification of the aeronautical sector, calling for no illusions about the post-Covid world. "It is absolutely certain that we will not find the level of production," he said.

"Contribute to other technical productions that we need"

But it also wants to preserve skills and jobs. "The aeronautics sector is perfectly capable of contributing to other technical productions that we need," explained Jean-Luc Mélenchon. “The problem is to organize this passage from one activity to another. And it rests on one word: planning. We must plan and stop relying on the magic, "he argued, denouncing the option of" dusting "chosen by him by the public authorities.

Hit hard by the paralysis of air traffic, Airbus announced a plan to cut 15,000 jobs worldwide, including 5,000 in France and more than 3,500 in Toulouse, where dozens of subcontractors are also weakened.


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