Air France protests

PARIS: Air France-KLM’s human resources manager had his shirt stripped from him as he was ‘almost lynched’ on Monday by workers protesting a plan to cut 2,900 jobs from the struggling airline.

Bosses were unveiling a revamped restructuring plan after pilots rejected an earlier proposal to work longer hours.

But the board meeting was cut short when hundreds of striking workers stormed into the airline’s headquarters in Roissy, outside Paris. Human Resources Manager Xavier Broseta ‘was almost lynched’, according to one union delegate, and had his shirt ripped off as he clambered over barriers to escape, helped by security guards.

CEO Frederic Gagey also made a hasty exit, and the board said the meeting would not resume on Monday.