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RTÉ rethinks outsourcing plan after Toy Show picket threat

Workers called for industrial action amid plans to pass young people’s programming to outside contractors

27th November, 2016
Ryan Tubridy presenting The Late Late Toy Show Picture: RTÉ

RTÉ has retreated on its plans to outsource young people’s programming after staff threatened to picket The Late Late Toy Show.

The industrial action was threatened after RTÉ announced last Wednesday that it would outsource all of its young people’s programming to the independent sector to “achieve stronger efficiencies and value for money”.

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