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Air France fracas: 15 go on trial over job cuts protest

French PM calls for stiff sentences for ‘rogues’ after airline managers forced to flee mob of workers angry over planned job cuts Fifteen people have gone on trial over rowdy scenes a year ago in which an Air France executive had his shirt ripped as he fled workers who were angry about planned job cuts. Footage of the incident near Paris in October 2015 showed bare-chested human resources chief Xavier Broseta trying to scale a fence after being chased out of a meeting about restructuring proposals at the airline that would lead to the loss of 2,900 jobs.
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