Saturday 21 October 2017

RTE staff who take redundancy package will leave station by year end

RTE director general Dee Forbes
RTE director general Dee Forbes
Caroline Crawford

Caroline Crawford

RTE staff who take the redundancy package from the national broadcaster will leave the station by the end of this year.

In a HR update to staff today, the station laid out the timeline for those leaving the station.

The deadline for applying for the package passed on Tuesday and all applications will now be reviewed by senior management and the Executive board over the next two weeks. 

Final approval will be given by the Executive in a fortnight.

Formal offers will then be made to approved applicants on Friday, October 27.

The HR note adds that approved staff will then have until Friday, November 10 to formally accept their offer.

Confirming the next steps to staff in the HR update today, RTE revealed that the majority of staff approved for the deal will leave the organisation by the end of 2017.

The national broadcaster is seeking in the region of 250 redundancies as part of its plan to restructure the company.

The scheme opened for applications last month and it has been capped at two years salary.

It is understood the scheme was particularly targeted at staff over the age of 55, many of whom are on defined benefit pensions and are among the best paid in the organisation.

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