Restructuring plans at planemaker Airbus could result in at least 1,000 job cuts, French union officials said on Wednesday.
The figure includes 780 job cuts, reported earlier by Les Echos, which will be spread between technical research, IT, strategy and legal services, according to Jean-Marc Escourrou, secretary of the Airbus branch of Force Ouvriere union.
Airbus Group in September announced it would merge with its main planemaking unit, in a move aimed at reducing bureaucracy and simplifying its brand.
Details of "Project Gemini" are due to be presented to employees in Toulouse on Nov. 29, union officials said. (end of excerpt)
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(EDITOR’S NOTE: French television this morning reported that the CFTC trade union says plans are to axe 1,357 jobs.)