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Airbus cuts 1,100 jobs in France, Germany

Unions accuse Airbus of following 'financial logic' in cutting jobs at a time when its order book is worth nearly $1.05 trillion

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Airbus announced today it was cutting more than 1,100 jobs in Europe and closing one of its sites in the Paris region as part of an ongoing restructuring programme. A total of 640 jobs will be lost in France, mostly affecting operations in Suresnes, near Paris, where a research facility will close. Another 429 jobs will go at German sites including in Hamburg, Bremen, Ulm and Ottobrunn, near Munich. "Airbus Group envisages a progressive reduction of its current workforce of around 136,000 by a maximum of 1,164 positions," it said in a statement. Unions accuse Airbus of ...

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First Published: Tue, November 29 2016. 22:42 IST
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