Co7772wuh From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Posted (9 years 4 months 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 2405 times:
HAMBURG, Germany — Airbus said Tuesday it will cut 1,000 temporary staff and reduce working hours at its German operations, the first timid steps in a major restructuring process triggered by delays in its A380 superjumbo project.
Stitch From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 33664 posts, RR: 85
Reply 4, posted (9 years 4 months 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 2323 times:
I doubt Airbus will cut anyone - even temporary workers - currently envolved in getting MSN002 through MSN0018 (though I am not sure all 16 frames are actually in production at this time) ready and out to the customers.
Some of those contractors could be IT folks working on the ACE project, which looks like it has been abandoned as I believe I read that all A380 CATIA work will be done in V4 and anything in V5 will be re-coded in V4.
NAV20 From Australia, joined Nov 2003, 9909 posts, RR: 34
Reply 6, posted (9 years 4 months 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 2113 times:
Further on in the article there are details of other measures - including permanent staff going on shorter hours (but staying on full pay):-
"It also announced a raft of measures for its regular staff in Germany, including cutting working hours to as little as 28 hours a week for some staff _ though without reducing their pay."
And also indications of more bad news to come, but not until next year. That's unorthodox and will affect morale, it's usually best to get all the bad news over with as early as possible:-
"The company doesn't plan to announce details of the restructuring plan, including possible cuts to its regular work force and switches of production between its various European facilities, until next year.
"However, the 2003 agreement with German labor unions rules out firing any regular staff here until 2012.
"Detailing its initial measures in Germany, Airbus said it will reduce the work week for underemployed workers to as little as 28 hours. However, workers will be expected to make up the hours later, when orders are healthier."
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Skyexramper From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (9 years 4 months 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 1978 times:
Quoting Co7772wuh (Thread starter): Airbus said Tuesday it will cut 1,000 temporary staff and reduce working hours at its German operations
News Flash: A380 is no more, all airframes being put on the blocks. So by getting rid of the temps, now Airbus has more main employees busy picking up the temp's slack!??! I hear looooooonger delays for the A380. But when is the time to throw in the towel or just admit that they rushed into this.
Toulouse From Switzerland, joined Apr 2005, 2761 posts, RR: 56
Reply 9, posted (9 years 4 months 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 1937 times:
Quoting Skyexramper (Reply 8): News Flash: A380 is no more, all airframes being put on the blocks. So by getting rid of the temps, now Airbus has more main employees busy picking up the temp's slack!??! I hear looooooonger delays for the A380. But when is the time to throw in the towel or just admit that they rushed into this.
I'm saddened for these temp workers and wish them the best. Skyexramper, I severly doubt that these 1000 redundancies out of the 55000 or so employees will have a knock on affect on the 380. Do you think all 55000 staff work on or are involved in the 380.
On th similar topics listed below, I see the first one dating from 2003 announcing "Boeing slashes ANOTHER 5000 jobs - 8.5% of staff". Wasn't Boeing in similar bad shape a couple of years ago, before thankfully making their current great comeback. Unfortunately bad times call for difficult measures.