Internal restructuring
Location of affected unit(s)
Information / Communication
Publishing Of Information; Production And Programming Of Audiovisual
Programming And Broadcasting Activities
60.2 - Television programming and broadcasting activities

500 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
25 September 2012
Employment effect (start)
1 January 2013
Foreseen end date
31 December 2015


On 25 September 2012, the president of France Télévisions, the French public broadcast network, has announced in a letter to the workforce, its intention to cut over 500 positions by 2015.

The agreement between France Télévisions and the government, foresees the cut of 500 positions by 2015 (5% of the workforce). It is reported by the unions that the president Rémy Pflimlin wants to go further and to enlarge a former voluntary departure plan to cut 500 supplementary positions. France Télévisions has to deal with a decrease of its budget allowance from the government and an important decrease of advertising contracts. The management wants to use voluntary departures and will negotiate a social plan with forced dismissals if there are not enough volunteers willing to leave the group.



Eurofound (2012), France Télévision, Internal restructuring in France, factsheet number 74309, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/74309.