A senior executive at France Telecom has resigned after weeks of criticism over the way he handled a spate of staff suicides.
Deputy chief executive Louis-Piere Wenes had faced calls to resign from employees who say management policies are responsible for a "spiral of death" at the company.
Unions blame 20 months of restructuring at France Telecom for some of the 24 suicides by employees.
The ABC reports a father of two jumped to his death from a motorway overpass last week, leaving a suicide note blaming the "atmosphere" at work.
The company has offered to set up a helpline offering counselling to existing staff as well as 22,000 people who were made redundant in the two years from 2006 - 2008.