Air France manager flees workers bare-chested

Valls 'scandalised' by violence

05 October, 15:22

    (ANSAmed) - ROME, OCTOBER 5 - Air France personnel manager Xavier Broseta fled protesting workers bare-chested Monday after having had his short torn from his body.

    Another top manager, assistant director long-haul flights, Pierre Plissonnier, also fled after having had his shirt and suit jacket shredded.

    Premier Manuel Valls said he was "scandalised" by the violence.

    Union activists protesting proposed layoffs at Air France stormed the headquarters during a meeting about the job cuts Monday, zeroing in the two managers who had their shirts torn from their bodies before scaling a fence and fleeing under police protection.

    About a hundred activists rushed the building after breaking through a gate. Alexandre de Juniac, the CEO of Air France-KLM, had announced Friday the company would have to cut jobs after failing to reach an agreement with pilots. French media, citing the unions, on Monday reported a proposal to slash 2,900 jobs.(ANSAmed).

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