Staff at Irish broadcaster TV3 yesterday received an email announcing a voluntary redundancy scheme. The number of redundancies sought at the broadcaster has not been confirmed, but TV3 Chief Executive David McRedmond described the number as “not significant” to the Irish Independent.
Two voluntary leaver schemes have been introduced and are being offered to staff at the broadcaster: the first offering voluntary redundancy and the second offering a temporary six month unpaid leave, with a return to their position after six months. Applicants for the schemes will be assessed on a case-by-case basis.
Speaking to IFTN, Head of Press at TV3, Maureen Catterson explained that there are no immediate plans for mandatory redundancies and that the schemes are a “positive” move for TV3, giving staff an opportunity to take leave and making “good business sense for us.” Maureen Catterson went on to say “It is business as usual at TV3. We are growing all the time and our ratings are through the roof. On top of this, we have an exciting launch of our new season coming up and we look forward to the future.”
TV3’s upcoming schedule for the new season will be announced later on this month.