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French Trade Union Wants To Block A320 Construct..

Mon Mar 05, 2007 9:15 pm

The fight about work-share within EADS is becomming increasingly ridicoulous.
The french trade union Force Ouvriére (FO) has treatened to block the construction of the A320 aircraft,if the decision to move the competence center for the singl -aisle aicraft from Toulouse to Hamburg, is not revised.
Since it's election time in France ,all sorts of political rubbish proposals are heard every day ( Ségolène Royale,the socialist runner,wants to impose a capital presence of the french Départements within EADS to have a saying ...!!!)
The more I watch politicians ,the more I despise them ....
Nobody dares to acknowlede the need to sanitize EADS a thourough way (exept the current french economic minister who said politicians should stay the hell out of EADS and let the share-holders work out the mess....)
I am afraid the combined timing of French presidential elections and EADS re-organization fall into a conflict of interest.
Shareholders should finally agree to have one and not two heads of Airbus and EADS - all other solutions will make MBA students in their first semester laugh loud !

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RE: French Trade Union Wants To Block A320 Construct..

Mon Mar 05, 2007 10:12 pm

Das fällt denen ein bisschen zu spät ein ...

Well now it´s too late ... I can´t understand this egoism 330 , 380 , 340 , 350 ... what do they want more ...

They should not forget: without Germany, no Airbus ...
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RE: French Trade Union Wants To Block A320 Construct..

Tue Mar 06, 2007 12:01 am

Quoting Beaucaire (Thread starter):
The french trade union Force Ouvriére (FO) has treatened to block the construction of the A320 aircraft,if the decision to move the competence center for the singl -aisle aicraft from Toulouse to Hamburg, is not revised.
Since it's election time in France ,all sorts of political rubbish proposals are heard every day ( Ségolène Royale,the socialist runner,wants to impose a capital presence of the french Départements within EADS to have a saying ...!!!)

They totally deserve what they are getting. This has been one of the longer, slower train wrecks the world has ever watched.
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RE: French Trade Union Wants To Block A320 Construct..

Tue Mar 06, 2007 12:29 am

With the French government holding 15% of EADS, this kind of thing is part of the reason BAE Systems have decided to bail out - and why they didn't want to be part of EADS in the first place.
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RE: French Trade Union Wants To Block A320 Construct..

Tue Mar 06, 2007 12:43 am

Quoting Banco (Reply 3):
With the French government holding 15% of EADS, this kind of thing is part of the reason BAE Systems have decided to bail out - and why they didn't want to be part of EADS in the first place.

A company structure with two double heads (Board level and executive level ) and constant political influence are poised to run against the wall.
A pity, because the sum of know-how and "savoir-faire " among the various manufacturing sites is tremendous.
EADS needs ONE head as Airbus needs ONE head- any other solution will not work.Gallois is not a bad guy but he can't get rid of the politicians.I don't mind the nationality of the top-man- just choose to get rid of the other ...
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RE: French Trade Union Wants To Block A320 Construct..

Tue Mar 06, 2007 12:51 am

Quoting Beaucaire (Reply 4):
and constant political influence are poised to run against the wall.

My impression (and it only an impression, so others may wish to correct me) is that Airbus is viewed by the French government as more of national emblem of virility than a business and so normal economic rules don't seem to apply to the running of it. As a Briton, I find this rather hard to comprehend; our 1970s experience of "national champions" was almost universally disastrous, and government got out of any part of it 25 years ago and more.

Set the ground rules, operate with a light hand, and leave business to run itself is a much better approach.
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