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around Roissy-Charles-de-Gaulle airport, the fear of a social disaster


#Hotels, restaurants, cleaning: with dying traffic due to the pandemic, the usual swarming of #Charles-de-Gaulle airport has slowed down significantly, weakening some 90,000 direct jobs and a pool mainly focused on the activity of the first #European airport.

#Workforce reductions

The pandemic has disrupted the previously flourishing activity of the entire airport platform. The number of passengers has been divided by ten, falling from 200,000 to 20,000 per day on average. #Only freight is doing well, driven by deliveries of all kinds, including masks and now vaccines.

The ADP (AĆ©roports de #Paris) manager is going to cut 11% of its workforce and #Air #France, another pillar of the platform, announced in #July its intention to reduce its workforce and those of its subsidiary #Hop! 7,580 jobs by the end of 2022.

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#In turn, all of the related companies find themselves caught up in this maelstrom. “#All suffer, at different levels”, assures #Pascal #Doll, president (DVD) of the #Roissy #Pays de #France agglomeration community.
“#For us, it’s a bit of a social disaster. There, it is held by threads because partial unemployment passes the lag effect” between the decline in activity and the consequences on employment, grumbled #Mr. #Goncalves, who deplores the absence of “counterparts” from #Air #France to which the #State has granted 7 billion euros in aid.

#Social plans at the start of 2021

“#Today we are not working, it’s been nine months, because the airline activity is on” stand by “. #From the moment you reduce the activity, it automatically has an impact on the subcontractors”, notes #Manuel #Goncalves, CGT representative of #Servair, the leading #French airline catering company, a subsidiary of #Air #France-KLM and of #Gategroup.

A collective performance agreement, which cuts in particular on leave and employee benefits, was signed at the end of #November, to ensure the “survival” of the company which has recorded a “sudden drop of more than 80%” in its activity because of the health crisis.

“#Signals tell us that companies are starting to adjust, because even if there is a resumption of traffic, it will take months before returning to the level before the pandemic”, underlines #Eric #Lamy, secretary general of the local union CGT de #Roissy, which fears the arrival of social plans at the beginning of the year.

“#We are afraid that the impact (of the crisis) will be thousands of jobs cut on the platform, not to mention all the precarious workers who saw their mission come to an end in #March,” deplores #Mr. #Lamy. A job cut at #Air #France leads to “the elimination of three to five jobs in subcontracting””.

#No influx, “for now”

#In the #Val-d’#Oise, “for the moment there are very few procedures, the commercial court does not note an influx”, nuance #Xavier #Delarue, delegated prefect for equal opportunities. The future of business will depend in part on “the vitality of the recovery” and how the aid mechanisms end.

#If the dikes are still holding up, some breaches are already appearing. #Two hotels, the #Moxy in #Charles-de-Gaulle and the #Courtyard-Marriott in #Mesnil-Amelot (#Seine-et-Marne), a neighboring town, have gone out of business, says the #Roissy #Dev economic development agency in its #November economic report.

#At #Onet, a subcontractor specializing in airport assistance including baggage management, only around 10% of the 400 employees work, when #Dutyfly #Solutions, which sells tax-free products in flight, launched a social plan for its fifty employees, according to this note.

#Straddling the #Val-d’#Oise and #Seine-et-Marne, the airport platform is nevertheless the economic locomotive of this basin. “#We would like to have the development of other activities so as not to put all our eggs in the same basket”, slips #Mr. #Doll, convinced that the recovery will “not necessarily be up to the necessary catching up”.

The #International #Air #Transport #Association (IATA) estimates the drop in traffic at 66% over the year 2020 and estimates that global air traffic will not return to its 2019 level before 2024.



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