France to file criminal complaint against care group Orpea

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French Health Ministry says an investigation into the care home group found "significant dysfunctioning" in its management "to the detriment of the care of its residents".

French care home group Orpea fires chief amid claims of patient abuse

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Group came under scrutiny following the publication of a book in France containing disturbing allegations from employees and relatives.

France probes 'revolting' claims of rapacious care homes

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France’s government is pledging to investigate allegations that a world leader in care for older adults has been putting profit before quality, rationing food and other items for nursing home residents.

Health firm 'offered 4 million euro deal' for French union's silence over workplace spies

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The Franco-Canadian group Orpea, which runs private retirement homes and health clinics, has been using “observers” to spy on its workforce and in particular trade union activities, according to documents seen by Mediapart. When the French trade union in question, the CGT, decided to make a formal legal complaint, the group offered it a deal worth four million euros in return for withdrawing the complaint and keeping quiet about the snooping – a deal the union ultimately refused. Mediapart can also reveal that the three “spies” used by the healthcare firm came from a company which is linked to allegations that furniture retailer Ikea spied on its staff and customers in France. Mathilde Goanec and Mathilde Mathieu report.