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Executives left in tatters as Air France staff storm talks

Published 06/10/2015 | 02:30

A shirtless Xavier Broseta is evacuated by security after several hundred of employees invaded the offices of Air France near Paris, France.
A shirtless Xavier Broseta is evacuated by security after several hundred of employees invaded the offices of Air France near Paris, France.
Director of Air France in Orly Pierre Plissonnier, nearly shirtless, runs away from the demonstrators. Photo: Getty Images
Employees of Air France shout slogans and hold placard reading 'Gagey get away!', during a demonstration in front of the company headquarters. Photo: Getty Images

Union activists protesting proposed layoffs at Air France stormed the headquarters during a meeting about the job cuts yesterday, zeroing in on two managers who had their shirts torn from their bodies, and had to scale a fence and flee under police protection.

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About a hundred activists rushed the building after breaking through a gate. Shortly afterward two human resources managers fled, one bare-chested and the other with his shirt and suit jacked shredded.

Alexandre de Juniac, the CEO of Air France-KLM, had announced on Friday the company would have to cut jobs after failing to reach an agreement with pilots. French media, citing the unions, yesterday reported a proposal to slash 2,900 jobs. (Reuters)

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