From top: NUJ members at RTE last week; Ryan Tubridy (top) and from left, Joe Duffy , Ray D’Arcy and Marian Finucane
Martin Wall, in The Irish Times, reports:
Journalists at RTÉ want salaries for top presenters and other senior figures at the broadcaster to be capped at the maximum level of €208,000 paid to the most senior civil servants in the country.
Journalists at the broadcaster said the proposal by management to cut the pay of top-level contract presenters by 15 per cent “does not go far enough”.
The RTÉ sub-branch of the overall Dublin broadcasting branch of the National Union of Journalists (NUJ) passed a motion at a meeting on Thursday calling on RTÉ management to move immediately to reduce payments to top presenters.
NUJ Dublin Broadcasting tweetz:
NUJ members working in RTÉ have called on the broadcaster to stop paying what we believe are “indefensible” high fees & salaries to a small few presenters & managers.
We understand & share public concern about exorbitant salaries.
We note that the Dutch have pegged all top state & semi state salaries – including national broadcaster – to that of their Prime Minister’s €187,000. This was in response to public outcry at top salary levels. We approve!
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