Thursday, February 22, 2007

[renault] how many suicides to make one car

A 38-year-old worker hanged himself in his home in the town of Saint-Cyr-l'Ecole west of Paris on Friday after leaving a note in which he complained of problems at work. French authorities are investigating working conditions at carmaker Renault following the suicide of three employees in four months at one of its plants near Paris. The workers who committed suicide worked at "The Beehive", where new car designs are developed.

Of course, it might have nothing to do with the working conditions. Why not go on strike, for example? Why not leave the job and go elsewhere? Was it bullying by sub-managers? Or was there more to it? Keep your eye on this space.

1 comment:

Welshcakes Limoncello said...

How awful. Poor man. As you say, we shouldn't pre-judge the situation but if you are depressed, whether for work-related reasons or not, you just cannot see the options, such as strike action, counselling or appealing to co-workers.