Willie O’Reilly: Why media organisations are bowing to the new reality

Pay cuts and lay-offs are being brought in across the Irish media industry – but how come the employees are taking it all so meekly?

19th April, 2020
Willie O’Reilly: Why media organisations are bowing to the new reality
in 2009 Miriam O’Callaghan volunteered for a pay cut at RTÉ.

‘We consider our people to be our greatest strength, and are doing everything we can to ensure we have a healthy and sustainable business for them and our clients, after this crisis passes.'

That was the message earlier in the week from ad agency Dentsu Aegin, as it cut salaries across the board in a bid to shore up the business amid declining revenue due to the Covid-19 crisis.

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