RTE staff vote in favour of pay-cuts to save jobs

Staff in RTÉ have voted in favour of pay cuts as part of cost saving measures for the station.

The cuts, which will range from 2.5% to 12.5%, were presented by management as an alternative to redundancies.

A total of 57% of union members accepted the cuts, in a ballot conducted over the past 10 days.

The station expects to incur a shortfall of €68m this year.

A spokesperson says €28m have already been saved through wage cuts, changes to programming and cost reduction measures.

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