RTE in Crisis

RTÉ to offer ‘enhanced’ golden handshakes for staff earning over €100k

National broadcaster’s voluntary exit scheme will offer up to eight weeks per year of service in bid to meet layoff target of 400

Kevin Bakhurst, RTÉ director general: criticised ‘mistakes’ made in previous redundancy schemes. Picture: Fergal Phillips

RTÉ bosses are planning to offer golden handshake payments worth up to two years’ salary in a bid to tempt 400 staff to leave, the Business Post can reveal.

Staff earning more than €100,000 are set to be offered up to eight weeks’ pay per year of service in enhanced redundancy payments, as previous schemes which offered six weeks’ pay failed to deliver the required level of job cuts.

RTÉ said this weekend that its ...