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Airbus Axes 1,000 Temporary Staff

Wed Oct 18, 2006 2:09 am

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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RE: Airbus Axes 1,000 Temporary Staff

Wed Oct 18, 2006 2:12 am

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.
 
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RE: Airbus Axes 1,000 Temporary Staff

Wed Oct 18, 2006 2:14 am

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.

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RE: Airbus Axes 1,000 Temporary Staff

Wed Oct 18, 2006 2:17 am

The clue is in the title - TEMPORARY staff. Staff employed on a temporary basis so they can be got rid of as and when.
 
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RE: Airbus Axes 1,000 Temporary Staff

Wed Oct 18, 2006 2:21 am

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.
 
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RE: Airbus Axes 1,000 Temporary Staff

Wed Oct 18, 2006 2:24 am

The first step in a long road back.....I truly wish them much success.
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RE: Airbus Axes 1,000 Temporary Staff

Wed Oct 18, 2006 8:45 am

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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RE: Airbus Axes 1,000 Temporary Staff

Wed Oct 18, 2006 11:21 am

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?

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RE: Airbus Axes 1,000 Temporary Staff

Wed Oct 18, 2006 1:42 pm

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.
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RE: Airbus Axes 1,000 Temporary Staff

Wed Oct 18, 2006 3:20 pm

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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