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Managers stripped by angry workers after announcing job cuts

NewsBy Morgan Flanagan Creagh
Director of Air France in Orly Pierre Plissonnier runs away from the demonstrators, helped by security officers Credit: KENZO TRIBOUILLARD (AFP/Getty Images)
Director of Air France in Orly Pierre Plissonnier runs away from the demonstrators, helped by security officers Credit: KENZO TRIBOUILLARD (AFP/Getty Images)

Managers from Air France were forced to flee a meeting about mass job cuts after angry staff waving banners and flags stormed the room.

Two senior executives of Air France had their shirts ripped off their backs after being cornered by the furious mob.

 Xavier Broseta (R) is evacuated by security Credit: REUTERS/Jacky Naegelen

Images show airline human resources and labour relations chief Xavier Broseta being jostled by angry workers as he tried to escape.

Air France-KLM chief executive Alexandre de Juniac announced on Friday that the company would have to cut jobs after failing to reach an agreement with pilots.

French media reported a proposal to slash 2,900 jobs.

Air France said it would file a complaint for aggravated assault.