FT suspends restructuring plan following latest suicide

21 Oct 2009

French telecoms group France Telecom (FT) announced yesterday it has formally suspended its corporate restructuring programme until the end of the year, in the wake of the sad news that a 25th member of its workforce has committed suicide. Associated Press confirms that FT announced the suspension following a meeting with employee representatives called to address concerns over high levels of stress in the workplace. The company’s chief executive officer, Didier Lombard, has been the target of much criticism for the unfolding situation at the former state-owned telco, but says he will not resign.

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