The French airline Air France is putting together a new personnel-reorganization plan that includes the elimination of around 3,000 additional jobs throughout the company. The exact number of jobs to be cut will be announced in early October, in addition to the 5,000 dismissals planned over the next three years to lower operational costs.
Frederic Gagey, general manager of the firm since July, will present the program called “Transform 2” at a meeting with union leaders on Wednesday.
The company, which has the French State as part owner, intends to eliminate the lion’s share of jobs through “voluntary retirement,” offering economic incentives to the workers to convince them to resign voluntarily.
The plan also includes moving away from using U.S. manufactured Boeing aircraft, which are more expensive than aircraft from the European Airbus company.
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