200 Jobs To Go At RTÉ

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200 Jobs To Go At RTÉ

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11:11 PM - 6 Nov 2019



RTÉ has announced it intends to cut 200 staff next year.

The state broadcaster has released details of its revised strategy, to address its financial difficulties.

It says it needs to cuts costs by €60m over the next three years.

To do so, it will reduce the fees paid to its top contracted on-air presenters by 15%.

The executive board of the station will take a 10% pay cut and the board of RTÉ will waive its fees.

RTÉ will also close its Limerick studio next year, while the production of Lyric FM will move to Cork and Dublin

It will shut the digital audio broadcast network, as well as RTÉ's digital radio stations, such as RTÉ Gold and RTÉ Radio 1 Extra.

The National Union of Journalists is calling on the government to address the state broadcaster's funding crisis as a matter of urgency.

Members of the union at RTE met at lunchtime today to discuss the cost-cutting plans.

In a statement this afternoon, the union describes many of the proposals as short-sighted and ill-judged.



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