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The parent company of BFM and RMC provides up to 380 job cuts, according to unions

NextRadioTV, house-mother of BFMTV and RMC, plans to remove 330 to 380 permanent positions in france in the framework of a "plan of transformation and of reclaiming post-Covid", announced the intersyndicale of the group's subsidiary Altice on Wednesday.

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"The figure has fallen : one worker in three will leave, and it is sickening. The direction advance the number of 330 to 380 CDI and up to 200 freelance and intermittent," says the intersyndicale CFDT-CFTC-CGT-SNJ-UNSA, in a press release. "This cup drastic is incomprehensible in a group that performs structurally of the profits," stressed the representatives of the employees, who will host a general meeting on Tuesday 23 June.

Phase of "volunteering" to start

, The mother house of BFMTV and RMC (group Altice) anticipates a collapse in advertising revenues post-health crisis and had announced in mid-may, a reduction of its workforce, the extent of which was clarified Tuesday in the course of negotiations with the trade unions.

This "plan of transformation and of reclaiming post-Covid" was presented on may 19, union representatives. The group, which employs more than 1,600 people (FTE), had pointed out that membership had increased by more than 50% over the past six years. The negotiations must continue during the summer.

NextRadioTV of halving the use of intermittents, to freelancers and consultants and of the "pooling of support functions". The group will also reduce the wing in the sports and entertainment. The social plan "would begin with a phase of volunteering, the layoffs forced would be that if the number of volunteers was insufficient," said the group's management in may.

"Our objective will be to limit as much as possible the impact on the positions permanent and to continue the excellence in editorial, while developing the technological skills and the commercial forces that are essential to NextRadioTV", said the group.

With this strategic shift, NextRadioTV intends to accelerate in the digital replay and the "associated services", which enable the channels to get paid by the telecoms operators. The group wants to invest in the podcasts, the data, and to continue its development in the info local.

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