Tamedia cuts up to 20 jobs in German-speaking Switzerland

Tamedia announced job cuts at its German-speaking Swiss media on Thursday as part of a cost-cutting program. Up to 20 jobs are to be cut. The reduction of 28 jobs in French-speaking Switzerland was already announced on Wednesday.

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Tamedia informed employees about the plans on Thursday morning. Exactly where and how many jobs are to be cut will be announced by Tamedia in the coming weeks. The consultation phase will run until the end of October.

A total of 48 jobs will be cut in the editorial departments. Further jobs are to be cut at the associated publishing houses.

The job cuts in German-speaking Switzerland are part of a total savings package of CHF 6 million. 3.5 million Swiss francs of this will go to French-speaking Switzerland (Werbewoche.ch reported). The remaining CHF 2.5 million is attributable to Tamedia media titles in German-speaking Switzerland.

The media company justified the cost-cutting measures with the continuing decline in sales, especially of print products. The Imprint and Syndicom unions criticized the cost-cutting program in their statements.

The latest cost-cutting measures follow a comprehensive savings package of the past few years. In the past three years, the editorial teams of Tamedia titles have already had to save CHF 70 million. (SDA/swi)

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