RTÉ Seek Further Redundancies

Further job cuts are being sought as RTÉ reopened its voluntary redundancy and early retirement scheme.

The State broadcaster said it would be the final opportunity for staff to receive pensions based on pre-paycut salaries.

In a statement to staff RTÉ said it was reviewing applications which had already been received but which had not been decided on by management.

The scheme is open to applications until October 12th and all applications will be processed rapidly, it said.

RTÉ told staff that the digital era was fundamentally changing the shape and form of broadcasting organisations and that the recession demanded that it make significant efficiency improvement in all key operational areas.

The last round of redundancy applications in May was oversubscribed.


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