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Airbus Axes 1,000 Temporary Staff  
User currently offlineCo7772wuh From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (8 years 2 months 2 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 2014 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.

http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/ap/fn/4265291.html

Looks like Faze one has taken place for EADSs' layoffs .

Bummer

[Edited 2006-10-17 19:12:08]

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User currently offlineLTU932 From Germany, joined Jan 2006, 13864 posts, RR: 50
Reply 1, posted (8 years 2 months 2 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 1991 times:

Why do I have the feeling that the cuts won't affect Toulouse as much as they'll affect XFW and other Airbus plants outside of France.

User currently offlineAsturias From Spain, joined Apr 2006, 2156 posts, RR: 16
Reply 2, posted (8 years 2 months 2 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 1991 times:

Quoting Co7772wuh (Thread starter):
Looks like Faze one has taken place for EADSs' layoffs .

Phase one.

Either way, I hope this helps and Airbus isn't cutting jobs that would help the A380 to get into full production.

Asturias



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User currently offlineVC-10 From United Kingdom, joined Oct 1999, 3708 posts, RR: 34
Reply 3, posted (8 years 2 months 2 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 1976 times:
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The clue is in the title - TEMPORARY staff. Staff employed on a temporary basis so they can be got rid of as and when.

User currently offlineStitch From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 31444 posts, RR: 85
Reply 4, posted (8 years 2 months 2 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 1932 times:
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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.


User currently offlineDAYflyer From United States of America, joined Sep 2004, 3807 posts, RR: 3
Reply 5, posted (8 years 2 months 2 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 1920 times:

The first step in a long road back.....I truly wish them much success.


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User currently offlineNAV20 From Australia, joined Nov 2003, 9909 posts, RR: 36
Reply 6, posted (8 years 2 months 1 week 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 1722 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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User currently offlineElvis777 From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 360 posts, RR: 3
Reply 7, posted (8 years 2 months 1 week 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 1666 times:

Howdy LTU.,

Quoting LTU932 (Reply 1):
Why do I have the feeling that the cuts won't affect Toulouse as much as they'll affect XFW and other Airbus plants outside of France.

I am not sure i agree. I have been told time and again that eads is not a french company. This is usually done by fellow german members (Columba, Leskova, Planehunter, EDDB, Thorben,....Johny).

So I expect that the cuts will be evenly distributed. Dont you think?

Elvis777



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User currently offlineSkyexramper From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (8 years 2 months 1 week 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 1587 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.


User currently offlineToulouse From Switzerland, joined Apr 2005, 2759 posts, RR: 57
Reply 9, posted (8 years 2 months 1 week 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 1546 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.



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