The departure plan will cover 245 job cuts

Illustration BFMTV. — ALLILI MOURAD / SIPA

NextRadioTV, the parent company of BFMTV and RMC, signed an agreement with the unions on the abolition of 245 permanent positions and a 33% reduction in freelance volume, management announced in an internal email on Wednesday.

The media subsidiary of the Altice group (BFMTV, RMC, RMC Sport, BFM Business, RMC Découverte, RMC Story, etc.) announced in June a savings plan which planned to cut 330 to 380 permanent contracts and up to 200 freelancers and intermittents, or about a third of the workforce, out of a total of 1,600 employees.

The negotiations lasted all summer

A plan that the unions had immediately denounced, judging “this drastic incomprehensible cut” within a structurally beneficiary group. The negotiations lasted all summer. “This agreement is attractive and responsible for those who wish to leave,” indicates the management. The organization that we will put in place will allow the company to be better equipped, from 2021, to meet the challenges that lie ahead, at a time when the structural and cyclical decline in advertising revenues is confirmed. “

Departures will only be voluntary

The departure plan will be open from October 8 to December 23. Departures will only be voluntary, with no forced redundancies possible before December 31, 2021, specifies management. Freelancers will have the possibility “under certain conditions of eligibility” to leave the company under the voluntary departure plan and employees whose position will be eliminated but who do not leave under the plan will be reclassified within the group. , provides direction. Savings measures concerning temporary workers, in particular technicians, will be the subject of another agreement. According to a source familiar with the matter, the use of intermittent workers would drop by 37%.

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