Air France-KLM to start job cuts discussions with unions amid 2 billion-euro Covid-19 pandemic loss

Arline company Air France-KLM is expected to start discussing job cuts with unions after it reported losses of almost 2 billion euros in the first quarter of 2020. The Franco-Dutch airline has ground the vast majority of its Air France flights because of the coronavirus pandemic, as the sector has suffered major blows. It secured close to 10 billion euros in emergency loans from the French and Dutch governments in order to survive. “The picture at Air France is surely very grim”, France 24’s business editor Stephen Carroll explains.

Subscribe to France 24 now:
http://f24.my/youtubeEN

FRANCE 24 live news stream: all the latest news 24/7
http://f24.my/YTliveEN

Visit our website:
http://www.france24.com

Subscribe to our YouTube channel:
http://f24.my/youtubeEN

Like us on Facebook:
https://www.facebook.com/FRANCE24.English

Follow us on Twitter:
https://twitter.com/France24_en

In This Story: COVID-19

Covid-19 is the official WHO name given to the novel coronavirus which broke out in late 2019 and began to spread in the early months of 2020.

Symptoms of coronavirus

The main symptoms of coronavirus are:

  • a persistent new cough (non productive, dry)
  • a high temperature (e.g. head feels warm to the touch)
  • shortness of breath (if this is abnormal for the individual, or increased)

Latest News about Covid-19

Below are stories from around the globe related to the 2020 outbreak of novel Coronavirus – since the WHO gave the Covid-19 naming. Most recent items are posted nearest the top.

5 Recent Items: COVID-19

  • In full: MPs debate and vote on new tier restrictions as Boris Johnson faces Tory rebellion
  • Matt Hancock close to tears while telling MPs of death in his family from Covid-19
  • MPs vote on England’s new Covid restrictions
  • OECD Cuts Global Forecast, Warns Governments to Maintain Support
  • What POLICIES are exterminating the HIV PANDEMIC? – VisualPolitik EN
  • In This Story: France

    France is a republic and the largest Western European nation. Through expansion and colonisation in the 17th and 18th centuries France became a great power and still retains territories around the world. It has a seat on the UN security council and is the world’s fourth most wealthy country with a high standard of living and strong cultural identity.

    6 Recent Items: France

  • No going back? Assassination dampens hopes of Iran nuclear deal revival
  • Try of the Season?! + All Blacks Respond | The Feed | Ep 34
  • World AIDS Day: resources redirected towards fighting Covid-19
  • Why are French vaccine-makers lagging in the coronavirus race?
  • French sailor Escoffier rescued by rival during Vendée Globe yacht race
  • Netflix’s New TV Channel Makes Decision-Making Easier
  • Leave a Comment