Internal restructuring
Location of affected unit(s)
Information / Communication
Publishing Of Information; Production And Programming Of Audiovisual
Programming And Broadcasting Activities
60.1 - Radio broadcasting

350 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
23 July 2015
Employment effect (start)
Foreseen end date


The management of the public radio broadcasting company Radio France has announced to its Central Works Council a cost saving project which includes a voluntary departure plan that would affect 350 employees. Radio France expects a deficit of € 21 million into its budget for 2015 and expects to return to stability by 2017. Employees represent 55% of the group's costs and according to management. The expert nominated by the employees' representatives, Tandem, has highlighted that a return to stability at Radio France will not be possible by 2017. The experts also stated that the voluntary departure plan could be avoided if the company delayed its goals of stability to 2018. Tandem explained that if only one out of two employees going into retirement between 2015 and 2019 were replaced, this would allow Radio France to save between €23.2 million and € 38.1 million. The management took into account this opinion and decided to analyse it and to come back to the Central works council by September, with a new business plan.


  • 23 July 2015: Le Monde
  • 23 July 2015: Le Parisien


Eurofound (2015), Radio France, Internal restructuring in France, factsheet number 84310, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/84310.