Tuesday, April 26, 2011

France Telecom worker sets himself on fire in yet another suicide...


A France Telecom-Orange worker has died after setting himself alight outside his office, the latest in a wave of suicides at the company.

The 57-year-old married father of four, described as a sociable member of staff, set himself on fire in the car park of a site at Merignac, near Bordeaux, after arriving for a morning shift.

He had worked for the company for 30 years, most recently at a call centre dealing with company accounts, and was a trade union member who monitored safety and work conditions.

Fran├žois Deschamps, of the CFE-CGC Unsa union, suggested the man had struggled with being made to frequently change jobs. "Those enforced changes meant he had to sell his house. He had written to the management on several occasions and in my understanding had no reply," Deschamps told AFP. More...

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