Stark contrast between RTÉ salaries and calls to increase licence fee – Stanley
Speaking after the 2015 pay levels to many RTÉ presenters was revealed, Sinn Féin spokesperson for Communications Brian Stanley TD said that the excessive wages at the station must be contrasted against the calls from RTÉ last month to increase the licence fee for ordinary householders
The Laois TD Stated:
“The excessively high pay, of up to €495,000 a year in one case, needs serious review, as people will naturally question where their licence fee is actually going.
“We are dealing with shockingly high levels of payment here. It will cost RTÉ almost €3 million every year on wages for just the top 10 presenters.
“This comes on the back on the recent reports of the gender pay gap present at the broadcaster and highlights the need for extensive overall review of the wage structures throughout RTÉ.
“RTÉ bosses have last month called for a rise in the licence fee to €175 a year; which they say will raise an extra €15 million. Before we consider this extra payment being placed householders across the State, we need to consider first where the money is going.”