Suicides, stress and strokes: the daily risks facing France's postal workers


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Workplace health experts have warned the French post office La Poste that constant reorganisations and reduced staffing levels are causing “dramatic” health problems for many of its employees. In an open letter to La Poste's chief executive Philippe Wahl and the government the experts, who were called in by trade unions, say: “La Poste group continues to experience cases of suicide at work, [and] situations of individual distress and open conflict between agents are now frequent.” It adds: “The health and social climate indicators bear witness to a deteriorating situation which … has continued to get worse [since 2012].”