French unions played key role in protecting workers' mental health

During a three-year organizational restructuring at France Telecom that began in 2007—which called for the downsizing of 22,000 employees, often based on ethically questionable methods—there was a wave of employee suicides. ...

Occupational suicide—when work kills the will to live

Occupational suicide is hugely under-researched but the workplace has a vital role in building bonds that help keep people well and safe, a group of management researchers say in a new paper.

France Telecom execs may be tried over suicides (Update)

Prosecutors have called for telecommunications giant France Telecom, now renamed Orange, and its former executives to face trial over a wave of employee suicides, a source close to the investigation said Thursday.

Vivendi confirms offer for video sharing site Dailymotion

Vivendi, the Paris-based media multinational, confirmed an offer for the online video sharing platform Dailymotion on Tuesday, a day after a Hong Kong company blamed France's protectionist policies for its decision to abandon ...

Internet price war launched in France as consolidation looms

French telecoms firm Bouygues Telecom on Wednesday launched a national price war to grab at-home Internet, TV and telephone customers, piling pressure on a cut-throat market that analysts say must now consolidate to stay ...

France's Orange to keep Dailymotion after uproar

Dailymotion, the video-sharing site that was at the centre of an uproar after the French state blocked its sale to Yahoo!, will remain a unit of France's Orange, chief executive Stephane Richard said on Tuesday.

Dailymotion looks ahead despite scuppered Yahoo! deal

The head of Dailymotion, the video-sharing site at the centre of an uproar after the French state blocked its sale to Yahoo!, said in an interview published Friday there was still a lot of interest abroad for his firm.

Scuppered Yahoo! deal hits French business image (Update)

France's business image was dealt a fresh blow Thursday as France Telecom complained of interference after the state blocked efforts by Yahoo! to buy a majority stake in video-sharing website Dailymotion.

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