Up to 200 jobs cut at DR

General cost-cutting project will also include the shortening of several TV series

The public broadcaster DR has announced it will cut between 170 and 200 jobs as part of a savings initiative. Maria Rørbye Rønn, DR’s executive director, announced the plans to staff on Monday morning.

According to DR Nyheder, the cuts will come in the form of voluntary retirements, discontinuing short-term contracts and redundancies.

No free lunch
The move comes following the government's media plan that was agreed upon in June. A budget plan was passed last week by DR’s board of directors to reduce the organisation's expenses by 161 million kroner per year.

Other proposed cost-cutting measures include an end to paid lunch breaks from mid-2017, shorter seasons for a number of television series and the cancellation of the entertainment orchestra.





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