Air France Bosses Attacked in Jobs Protest

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    "Violence flared at an Air France staff meeting on Monday held to set out plans to cut thousands of jobs, including the first forced dismissals since the 1990s.

    A scuffle broke out after demonstrators stormed a room at Charles de Gaulle airport where Air France management was outlining 2,900 job cuts, or 5 per cent of total staff.

    Xavier Broseta, head of human resources, had his shirt ripped from his back and had to climbed a fence to escape, clutching a tablet device, according to onlookers.

    “I could not believe it, they just started attacking,” said one person close to the unions who was at the scene. “He looked really shocked as he was rushed out by security over a fence,” he said.

    Air France said it would file a complaint for “aggravated assault” against “isolated individuals” behind the attack. There were there no plans to reconvene the works council meeting

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