Hollande says Air France turbulence doesn't reflect state of country

On October 5, Air France announced plans to cut 2,900 jobs over 2016 and 2017 after pilots rejected a proposal to work longer hours, sparking fury among employeesFrench President Francois Hollande said Monday the social turbulence currently gripping Air France, which was rocked by violent protests over job cuts, was not a reflection of the state of the country. The struggling airline’s restructuring plan made headlines around the world earlier this month when executives were manhandled by furious workers, sparking concerns that the violence was just one of the symptoms of France’s overall economic and social malaise. No! The conflict at Air France does not sum up the state of France,” Hollande told RTL radio.

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