Type
Internal restructuring
Country
Denmark
Region
KĂžbenhavn og Frederiksberg kommuner;
Location of affected unit(s)
Copenhagen
Sector
Information / Communication
Publishing Of Information; Production And Programming Of Audiovisual
Programming And Broadcasting Activities
60 - Programming and broadcasting activities

300 - 330 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
13 March 2007
Employment effect (start)
1 April 2007
Foreseen end date
1 April 2008

Description

The Danish public TV and radio channel, Radio Denmark (DR), announced on 13 March 2007 that 300 employees will have to be dismissed due to red figures in the budget. A new DR-city, built in the 'new town' Oretsaden near Copenhagen Airport, has exceeded the estimated budget by several billion DKK. The employees went on strike for 24 hours and the dismissals have led to great public and political attention. The job losses are part of austerity measures taken by the management.


Sources

  • 14 March 2007: Jyllands-Posten

Citation

Eurofound (2007), Radio Denmark, Internal restructuring in Denmark, factsheet number 65101, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/65101.