RTVE to fire 1,800 workers

Iñaki Ferreras | 16-10-2012

Spain’s Workers' Commissions (CCOO) is claiming that national public broadcaster RTVE is preparing a Record of Employment Regulation would affect 1,800 workers of the Corporation.

In a statement that the union has stated that "budget cuts and lack of a future plan for RTVE than cut costs, [will see it] spend less on programming…the organisational restructuring of TVE, RNE and interactive media strategy seems to be [only one] solution that the PP has ben found to the crisis: layoffs.”
RTVE chief Leopoldo Gonzalez-Echenique President has been the target of particular criticism from CCOO RTVE, accusing him of "lack of transparency, and clear manipulation” in statements."
The Corporation President insisted in his first appearance before the Parliament Control Committee that he “fully trusted” the human capital of RTVE and that they would "do everything possible to have the leadership" of television in Spain. For the moment, RTVE has already announced a 25% wage reduction throughout the company which has approximately 6,500 employees.
RTVE has already started an optimisation process that affects almost all areas of its business which will lead to the immediate elimination of 70 positions, with the integration of TVE and RTVE.es in TVE and its Interactive Services division.