The Airbus leader has warned his staff that the European aircraft manufacturer may have to carry out forced layoffs after air transport did not recover as quickly as expected from the coronavirus crisis.
The warning is contained in a letter to the 130,000 employees of Airbus from its CEO, Guillaume Faury, to which Reuters has had access, in which he employs a more pessimistic tone after having previously said that he could not rule out mandatory measures.
“I have to be honest: it is unlikely that voluntary layoffs will be enough,” Faury wrote.
The threat of forced layoffs could lead to friction with unions and the French government, which have urged the Toulouse-based manufacturer to avoid forced layoffs, as it plans to eliminate up to 15,000 jobs to cope with plummeting demand for flights.
By La República