Workplace Report February 2021

European news

Air France agrees deal to avoid redundancies

Air France has agreed separate job-security deals with unions covering both ground and flight personnel. Using the APLD long-term partial employment scheme, the airline has agreed that it will not make any compulsory redundancies until 31 December 2022 at the earliest. In return, paid hours will be reduced to 60% of their normal level (50% in the first six months of 2021). During the non-worked hours, employees will receive 70% of their normal pay, with government support providing the bulk of the payment. They will also be able to exchange up to five days of holiday in 2021 for the cash equivalent.