- Title: Airbus employees protest against job cuts
- Date: 8th July 2020
- Summary: EMPTY CHAIRS VARIOUS OF AIRBUS PLANT PLANE FLYING OVER PLANT AUGSBURG, GERMANY (JULY 8, 2020) (REUTERS) VARIOUS OF AEROTEC PREMIUM WORKERS DEMONSTRATING AT HEADQUARTERS IN AUGSBURG PROTESTER AT DEMONSTRATION WITH FACE COVERED PROTESTERS HOLDING BANNER WITH THE PICTURE OF AEROTEC EMPLOYEES IG METALL UNION FLAG AT PROTEST (SOUNDBITE) (German) CHAIRMAN FOR AEROTEC WORKERS COUNCIL IN AUGSBURG, SEBASTIAN KUNZENDORF, SAYING: "The fear really grows from day to day, because last week Wednesday, as we stood here, we had no figures for Augsburg. As I said, the number 1,000 is now known. And of course everyone is asking what that downsizing means exactly. Another fact that naturally scares me is that the management is not shying away from layoffs. If they would walk with us in that way and avoid operational layoffs in court then we would be able to find a solution." DEMONSTRATORS LETTING BALLOONS GO
- Embargoed: 22nd July 2020 13:30
- Keywords: Airbus Hamburg augsburg coronavirus job cuts plant restructuring
- Location: HAMBURG AND AUGSBURG, GERMANY
- City: HAMBURG AND AUGSBURG, GERMANY
- Country: Germany
- Topics: Company News Markets,Economic Events
- Reuters ID: LVA007CLY7ERX
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Story Text: Union members and employees demonstrated on Wednesday (July 8) at Airbus headquarters in Hamburg against a plan to cut thousands of jobs within a year after the coronavirus outbreak has paralysed air travel and let the jet business to a 40% slump.
Empty chairs were placed at the entrance to the company's plant in Hamburg representing the families employed there who could loose their jobs.
Europe's biggest aerospace group has said it would cut 5,000 posts in France, 5,100 in Germany, 900 in Spain, 1,700 in the UK, and 1,300 elsewhere by mid-2021, for a core total of 14,000.
The broader tally includes another 900 job cuts planned before the crisis at its Premium AEROTEC unit in Augsburg, where union members also protested on Wednesday.
Airbus faces tough talks with governments as well as unions, which have pledged to fight compulsory redundancies.
A 2008 restructuring triggered strikes and protests.
(Production: Ayhan Uyanik, Leon Malherbe and Elena Gyldenkerne)
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