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.

More on this topic

I don’t have the cash to pay grants, says Cullen

Election countdown enters final few days

Blair holds out hope for two-state Middle East solution

Third man admits cocaine smuggling role

More in this Section

Man tells rape trial sex was consensual

Ireland to give €5m to help Palestinian refugees

Deasy ally lodges formal bullying complaint over ‘mob mentality’ at Fine Gael party meeting in Waterford

Community 'outraged' as Luke Kelly statue is vandalised


Hozier adds more believers to his church after Cork gig

Simply off the wall: Your go-to guide to shelving

Peter Dowdall shares his top 4 flower picks to add a splash of summer colour to your garden

Ask a counsellor: ‘Why does my husband hate that our daughter’s dating a man going through divorce?’

More From The Irish Examiner