Entertainment TV Ten confirms 150 job cuts

Ten confirms 150 job cuts

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Network Ten has confirmed it is cutting 150 jobs, the union representing journalists says.

The Media Entertainment and Arts Alliance (MEAA) says Ten has confirmed the numbers and that any employees seeking voluntary redundancy have until June 4.

Comment is being sought from Ten, which announced last week it was axing its Wake Up breakfast program and gutting its news programs.

“MEAA condemns this latest round of redundancies that further erode the broadcast and editorial functions at TEN,” the MEAA said in its latest bulletin.

Ten has shed about 40 per cent, or 250 of its broadcast staff and journalists, since 2012, the union says.

“These cuts represent repeated failures in strategy by TEN’s board of directors and senior executives whose jobs appear safe,” it said.

Two Cooking shows, a tabloid entertainment program and US soap The Bold and The Beautiful have replaced the cut programs on Ten.