Airbus Workers Threaten Strike To Stop Plant Sales | Aero-News Network
Aero-News Network
RSS icon RSS feed
podcast icon MP3 podcast
Subscribe Aero-News e-mail Newsletter Subscribe

Airborne Unlimited -- Recent Daily Episodes

Episode Date

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Airborne On ANN

Airborne 09.26.16

Airborne 09.27.16

Airborne 09.28.16

Airborne 09.29.16

Airborne 09.23.16

Airborne Hi-Def On YouTube

Airborne 09.26.16

Airborne 09.27.16

Airborne 09.28.16

Airborne 09.29.16

Airborne 09.23.16

Tue, Oct 30, 2007

Airbus Workers Threaten Strike To Stop Plant Sales

Say Opposition Has Gone Unheeded

If you didn't listen to us before... maybe you'll listen when we walk off our jobs. That's the message Airbus workers have for management at EADS, who threaten to strike if the European aerospace consortium fails to listen to their opposition to the planned sale of four plants. 

"If Airbus delays, we will put some pressure on them, with all of the possible results on the company," Thomson Financial reports IG Metall spokesman Daniel Friedrich told Focus magazine.

As ANN reported, EADS has called for the elimination of approximately 10,000 jobs, and the sale or closure of six plants under its controversial Power8 restructuring plan for the beleaguered planemaker. The plan was mandated following huge losses EADS incurred last year, as a result of delays to the Airbus A380 and A350 XWB programs.

Speaking of the A380, the proposed strikes could hit production lines for the massive plane... a chance Airbus would prefer not to take, given that the planemaker seems to finally have that program on track.

IG Metall -- the German Metalworkers Union -- opposes the sale of the plants to any of the companies now bidding for them: Boeing, Spirit Aerosystems, MT Aerospace, and Breman-based OHB.

FMI: www.airbus.com, www.igmetall.de

Advertisement

More News

Airborne 09.27.16: EAA's 200K!, MilPilots Get Break, UAV Pilot Applications

Also: GPS Sat, Aero-Calendar, B-21 Raider, Boeing 777X, Tecnam P2002JF, NBAA Honors Louis Seno, Alaska-Virgin Merger EAA has reached a major milestone, as the association has surpa>[...]

BlackSky Pathfinder Satellite Launched Aboard India’s PSLV

Paves The Way For 60-Satellite Constellation To Deliver High-Resolution Satellite Imaging The BlackSky Pathfinder-1 satellite was successuflly launched into a sun synchronous orbit>[...]

Several Injured By Helicopter Rotorwash At Boy Scout Event

Arriving Helo Blew Several Canoes Into A Crowd On Shore It was supposed to be the celebration of the introduction of a new program to introduce young kids to the Boy Scouts. It wou>[...]

FAA: Parachutes Did Not Open In Tandem Jump Accident

First-Time Skydiver And Instructor Fatally Injured In August The FAA has determined that a first time skydiver and his instructor were fatally injured in an accident August 6th, 20>[...]

Southwest Airlines Flight Attendants To Vote On New Agreement

Balloting To Take Place From October 16 - 31 Southwest Airlines Co. has announced that the Executive Board of Transport Workers Union (TWU) Local 556, the Union that represents our>[...]

blog comments powered by Disqus



Advertisement

Advertisement

Podcasts

Advertisement

© 2007 - 2016 Web Development & Design by Pauli Systems, LC