Manuel Valls visited Tuesday to Air France headquarters at Roissy. He met with management of the company, including HRD Xavier Broseta, assaulted the day before with another company official, Pierre Plissonnier. The Prime Minister held a closed meeting with management before making a press statement in which he reiterated condemnations of the violence of yesterday that made the world tour.
” I came here, to Air France, because Air France is in shock, marked by the events that took place yesterday and by these harsh images difficult to bear, that violence has no place in our society “said the Prime Minister.
The State will not play the referees
” Nothing can justify such acts (…) which are the actions of thugs, “he said. Recalling in particular that trade unionists attempted to protect the leaders Monday attacked by rampaging employees, the Prime Minister said that “justice must identify the perpetrators of this unacceptable violence. It will take strong sanctions (against ‘ . officials) ”
A firm which he has not parted when they talk the economic situation of Air France and the “considerable efforts must still be made” by the company, including “the future is at stake,” warned the head of government. It has denier, as such, spared pilots unions, particularly the SNPL, asking them to take responsibility. “The absence of debate, the status quo is not possible,” still hammered Manuel Valls told reporters, emphasizing support “leadership in this vital business turnaround.”
However, the State, up to 17% shareholder in the French company does not intend to act as intermediary between the actors of the case, as already mentioned earlier this morning, the microphone of RTL Transport Minister Alain Vidal. No doubt, however, that Matignon will closely monitor future negotiations within the company since the current social adviser Manuel Valls, Gilles Gateau, will soon become the new director of human resources of Air France, concordant sources reported Tuesday. An appointment that was negotiated before the violence Monday as part of the Central Committee in 2900 during which possible new job cuts were announced.