Protesters Tear Air France Executives’ Shirts From Their Backs

On Monday, October 5, union activists protesting against proposed layoffs at Air France-KLM broke through fences and disrupted a meeting, targeting at least two managers who were forced to flee the angry crowd, their clothes ripped from their backs. Air France-KLM had just announced a restructuring plan that would lead to 2,900 job cuts after pilots had refused to accept a proposal to work longer hours. Director of Air France in Orly Pierre Plissonnier and Air France Human Resources Director Xavier Broseta bore the brunt of the protest, eventually escaping over a fence with the help of security team members.

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