Airbus defence division set to begin talks on potential job cuts


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Airbus defence division set to begin talks on potential job cuts

On Saturday, the 15th of February 2020, the world’s largest planemaker, Leiden, Netherlands-based Airbus SE’s Chief of Defence and Space, Dirk Hoke said in an interview with a press agency reporter that he was looking to start off negotiations with the labour representatives as early as next week for a number of potential job cuts, as the Germany-based aviation and defence industry giant appeared to have failed to fend off setbacks related to its A400M military transporter.

Meanwhile, adding that the negotiations on job cuts would take place at a national level and the extent of job slashes would depend on capacity utilization alongside streamlining of projects on different facilities, the Airbus SE Defence and Space chief, Dirk Hoke said in his Saturday’s (February 15th) interview, “We will enter the first talks soon with the European works council…The works councils know that I will fight to keep every job I can.

We won’t come with disproportionate numbers…Here I have to tell local politicians that the guarantees to keep plants open that many of them demand depend on projects. ” In point of fact, apart from a rejection of its A400M orders from the German Air Force following reveal of potential technical problems, the aviation industry Goliath had also taken a heavy battering of €1.2 billion on bleaker sales outlook, while a German ban on sales of its military equipment to Saudi following the oil giant’s violation of an international treaty that purchased military equipment from third-parties could never be sold or used on another nation’s warfare, added to further shortcomings on the European Defence mogul’s sales outlook.