Gbfra From Germany, joined Sep 2006, 448 posts, RR: 0 Posted (9 years 3 months 3 weeks 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 2107 times:
The French Government supports Power 8:
" I am confident that the decisions made by the management of Airbus will be in the long-term interest of the company, the employees and of France", Francois Loos, Minister of Industry, said at the National Assembly.
He added that Airbus needed a reorganisation in order to develop the A350.
AirFrnt From United States of America, joined Jul 2004, 2853 posts, RR: 41
Reply 2, posted (9 years 3 months 3 weeks 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 2072 times:
Quoting BoomBoom (Reply 1):
Translation: We support Power8 as long as the majority of job cuts occur in Germany.
Remember that to the French Government, Airbus isn't just a jobs program, it's also a prestige program. That prestige, like the rest of the EU since the rejected constitution votes, has been taking a battering.
LTU932 From Costa Rica, joined Jan 2006, 14297 posts, RR: 46
Reply 3, posted (9 years 3 months 3 weeks 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 2045 times:
Quoting BoomBoom (Reply 1): Translation: We support Power8 as long as the majority of job cuts occur in Germany.
That's the same impression I get. Also, check out this:
Die französischen Gewerkschaften machen kurzfristige Profitinteressen der EADS-Privataktionäre für die Probleme beim Superjumbo A380 verantwortlich, die den europäischen Luft- und Raumfahrtkonzern in die Schieflage gebracht haben.
Translation: French Unions blame the short term profit hunt of private EADS shareholders for the problems with the A380 Superjumbo, which lead to the current situation at EADS.
I don't buy it. How can private shareholders be responsible for the wiring problems of the A380? I don't get that. Or are the French Unions simply looking for a scapegoat in order to protect their own jobs and force more job cuts in Hamburg and Bremen?