Airbus cuts 1,100 jobs


Both French and German workers are affected when aircraft manufacturer Airbus cuts 1,100 jobs as part of a major restructuring plan.

In all, 640 jobs would disappear in France, while 429 disappears in Germany.
In France, most cuts will be taken at the production facility in Suresnes near Paris, while in Germany will affect plants in Hamburg, Bremen, Ulm and Ottobrunn close by Munich.

The French aircraft manufacturer has a total of 136,000 employees.

Employee unions accuse the company to cut at a time when their order books are so full that it means full production for ten years.

Airbus believes that the company runs more difficult times ahead, not least because of weak demand for its helicopter division.

Source: NTB scanpix / Norway Today