Union Votes Down RTÉ Pay Deal

RTÉ's Trade Union Group, TUG, have voted against the agreement struck by RTÉ management and the Union. 87% of union members voted against the agreement, while just 13% voted for the agreement. The TUG have said that they continue to be open to discussion with RTÉ to come to an agreement that they can bring back to their union members. RTÉ have committed to making €20 million of cuts ever year for the next 3 years.

In a statement today, the Trade Union Group (TUG) said:

“The RTÉ Trade Union Group notes the result of the ballot on the proposed RTÉ/TUG Stability Agreement with 87% against and 13% in favour. The proposals have been overwhelmingly rejected by members across all unions. The clear message is that these proposals are now off the table. Staff will not accept a pay cut and RTÉ management must reflect on that reality. Our members have not had a general pay increase for 13 years. It is now a matter for RTÉ to consider the outcome of the ballot. The TUG will continue to be available for discussions with management and our engagement in negotiations will be informed by the outcome of the ballot.”