The most recent propositions of the directors of AIR FRANCE to restructure the Group to make it financially viable, but also to enable it to compete with low cost Airlines, have been vehemently opposed and criticised by Employees and Trade Unions !
There have been several attempts to present an acceptable plan to restructure the Air France Group but they all require a hefty reduction of the number of employees and Pilots. Employees reacted violently ! (1)
Having at first supported the directors, President Hollande and Prime Minister Valls now seem to be having second thoughts.
This change in their attitude is also explained by the forthcoming Regional Elections to be held in December 2015 and the Presidential Election in May 2017.
Persisting with the current plans to restructure Air France could ruin all the aspirations the Socialist Party may have in these Elections.
(1) Read our article "Air France : What went wrong ?"