Social plan at Hop !: the Orly, Morlaix and Lille sites doomed to closure

The sites of Hop! of Morlaix, Lille and Orly are doomed to closure, confirmed the plan presented on Wednesday in Nantes by the management of Hop !, a regional subsidiary of Air France, which plans to cut nearly half of its workforce (42%), that is to say 1,007 positions, plan “unacceptable” for the unions.

Social plan at Hop !: Orly, Morlaix and Lille sites doomed to closure

The sites of Hop! of Morlaix, Lille and Orly are doomed to closure, confirmed the plan presented on Wednesday in Nantes by the management of Hop !, a regional subsidiary of Air France, which plans to cut nearly half of its workforce (42%), that is to say 1,007 positions, plan “unacceptable” for the unions.

A second extraordinary CSE was held at the company’s head office, created in 2013 from the merger of the companies Brit Air, Régional and Airlinair. According to the documents consulted by AFP, the Orly site, which represents 350 jobs (expressed in FTE, full-time equivalent), and that of Morlaix (209 jobs), will be closed, as will that of Lille (88 jobs). ).

Apart from Roissy-Charles de Gaulle and Lyon, all flight crew bases are also promised at closure.

“Tumble”

“The management is rolling out a very clear plan, and despite its intention not to have forced departures, it is a tumble and there is little chance that the company will survive in 5 years with only 29 planes against 51 today. hui ”, reacted Jean-Philippe Rocaut, member of the SNPL (pilots). “With 42% of positions eliminated against 12% for Air France, Hop! is clearly an adjustment variable ”, he added, criticizing“ the resumption of the Hop! but not staff by Transavia ”, the low-cost subsidiary of Air France.

“We will intensify the fight and continue to fight because this plan is unacceptable. It is not a restructuring plan, it is a destruction plan ”, declared Joël Rondel, secretary of the CSE and elected CGT. “The ecological argument does not hold water with only three lines deleted, it is rather the argument of profitability that wins. The most dramatic thing is that we risk having dry layoffs when the government said it would not allow them. Air France is using the government’s $ 7 billion plan to lay off workers, ”he criticized.

“We do not accept that Morlaix pays the bill for the Air France rescue”, reacted for his part Loïg Chesnais-Girard, PS president of the Brittany region.

Asked by AFP, Air France simply clarified that this new CSE was the continuation of the one organized on July 31, in order to “allow more time for discussions on the projects of voluntary departure plan-safeguard plan of the employment”.

Struck by the Covid-19 crisis, the Air France group intends to cut more than 7,500 jobs by the end of 2022, including around 6,500 within the French company and more than 1,000 within Hop !.

(With AFP)