Behind the scenes of Air France, a company affected by the Covid-19

STORY – To emerge victorious from this crisis, the company is well aware that it is not enough to encourage employees. They must be included in the company’s project.

Michel has made his decision. Of course, this Air France executive working in the maintenance of aircraft engines loves his job. However, at 59, he applied to leave the company. “The conditions of the voluntary departure plan are rather interesting, he confides. Who tells me that it will be the same in two or three years?»

His concern for the future of the French company is shared by many of its employees, who are being severely tested by this extended health crisis: a plan of 7,500 job cuts, a very part-time activity, teleworking which has become the standard for ground personnel, abyssal losses and hopes of restarting traffic regularly showered.

«We took a morale hit in January, says Vincent Bossy, short and medium-haul captain at the company. After the Christmas period when customers had started to take the plane, we expected the beginning of a recovery. Instead, our business plunged with

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