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ABC – Australia restructures for more efficiency

The ABC is urging its staff to work across different platforms for the Corporation to achieve  more efficiency. With this new restructure exercise, some employees could be redundant and some new jobs will also be created.

Mumbrella understands 55 roles – 42 regional content manager positions, seven regional content directors and six state editor positions – are being abolished under the plans, although ABC Regional director Fiona Reynolds insisted just 50 roles are being abolished, with 52 more being created.

The Community Public Sector Union (CPSU) and Media Entertainment and Arts Alliance (MEAA) had discussions with management over the restructure.

“There would be no net job losses as a result of the creation of ABC Regional, 52 new positions are being created for staff in the Regional division, replacing 50 former roles,” Reynolds said. “Staff members who are directly affected by roles that would no longer exist under the new structure will be given the opportunity to apply for the new roles, which will be advertised internally.  This process has been designed to keep the potential for redundancies to an absolute minimum.”