Air France jobs cuts: Workers chase and rip shirts from executives after airline announces 2900 job losses

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Air France CEO Frederic Gagey unveiled a new restructuring plan threatening 2,900 job cuts (Source: Getty)

Air France managers were forced to flee a meeting yesterday about mass job cuts after angry staff waving banners and flags stormed the room.

The airline’s human resources and labour relations chief Xavier Broseta had his shirt ripped off and his tie hanging from his neck as he battled through crowds of workers, some of whom shouted “clothes off”.

Two security guards, one of whom was knocked out and did not recover consciousness for several hours, were hurt in the fracas, an Air France spokesman later said.

Broseta and Air France chief executive Frederic Gagey had been outlining a drastic cost-cutting plan, described by the company as “Plan B”.

Air France's director of long-haul flights, Pierre Plissonnier, nearly shirtless, is helped by security to climb a fence (Source:Getty)

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