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

2,000 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
1,000 jobs
Number of planned job creations
Job creation
Announcement Date
12 December 2018
Employment effect (start)
1 January 2019
Foreseen end date
31 December 2022


The French public broadcast network, has announced a reorganisation plan for 2019 and trade unions have stated that it will result in 1,000 net job eliminations (out of 9,800 full time equivalent positions) in the form of a collective contractual termination. France Télévisions CEO also announced that the funding for the plan has been approved by the shareholder, the State.

Trade union CGT has estimated from 1,500 to 2,000 job cuts and around 500 to 1,000 recruitments, as one of the aim of the plan is to renew the workforce to integrate more employees with digital skills. Negotiations with employee representatives will begin in early 2019 and the company has explained that there will be no forced departures. Job cuts will result from voluntary departures, retirements and internal mobility. The government has asked public broadcasters to cut costs by €190 million by 2022, including €160 million (of which €25 million in 2019) from France Télévisions budget. Job cuts annoucement happened in 2013 (361 job cuts) and in 2012 (500 job cuts).

Update 18.01.2019: the draft of the collective contractual termination negotiated with the trade unions, includes no forced departure and 1,000 job cuts resulting from the difference between departures (about 2,000) and recruitments (about 1,000). Departures will occur until end of 2022.



Eurofound (2018), France Télévision, Internal restructuring in France, factsheet number 96234, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/96234.