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KillingFields (Limerick) - Posts: 1224 - 28/09/2020 20:39:52    2294625

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Replying To KillingFields:  "Some posters here showing a few red thumbs and a bit of rejection towards RTE at the minute, my self-included, but if we were to point a finger at the top 10 issues that need immediate attention / fixing what would they be, I'll set the ball rolling with 7.
1. All vacancies to be clearly advertised for a timely period prior to the vacancy being filled.
2. All internal applicants to be guaranteed an interview after making the application.
3. DG position to be for 3 years, then, depending on success of internal projects, extra year(s) may be an option.
4. Should someone retire or accept redundancy, then that person should not have the option of returning on a contract
basis.
5. The appropriate minister should be seen to be taking a deeper interest in all that is RTE.
6. Promotions should be on merit only. Openness and transparency to apply.
7. Gender balancing a must.
supersub15 (Carlow) - Posts: 2082 - 28/09/2020 16:31:33
Some of that would be illegal. You cant stop anyone from retiring/accepting redundancy and then returning to work.
Why should all internal applicants be guaranteed an interview? What jobs ensure that happens?
What exactly do you mean a minister taking a deeper interest in RTE? What do you want ministers to do?"
Your Killing me with all those questions, - Like, 1. Some of that would be illegal - Perhaps un-lawful but not illegal. 2. You can't stop anyone from retiring/accepting redundancy and then returning to work. - RTE is heavily unionized, HR and Union policy document / agreement should cover all eventualities. 3. Why should all internal applicants be guaranteed an interview - Good HR and Union working relationship. 4. What jobs ensure that happens? - All job's that fit the job description as advertised. 5. What exactly do you mean a minister taking a deeper interest in RTE? - He appears to be taking little or no part at the minute. 6. What do you want ministers to do? - Their job.

supersub15 (Carlow) - Posts: 2085 - 28/09/2020 21:14:33    2294635

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Your Killing me with all those questions, - Like, 1. Some of that would be illegal - Perhaps un-lawful but not illegal. 2. You can't stop anyone from retiring/accepting redundancy and then returning to work. - RTE is heavily unionized, HR and Union policy document / agreement should cover all eventualities. 3. Why should all internal applicants be guaranteed an interview - Good HR and Union working relationship. 4. What jobs ensure that happens? - All job's that fit the job description as advertised. 5. What exactly do you mean a minister taking a deeper interest in RTE? - He appears to be taking little or no part at the minute. 6. What do you want ministers to do? - Their job.
supersub15 (Carlow) - Posts: 2083 - 28/09/2020 21:14:33
In no way would HR policy etc allow/cover what you suggest.
Yes it would be illegal and talking about unlawful/illegal is just getting into semantics.
You just cant stop someone who retires and comes back to work
Just because you are internal candidate doesnt mean you deserve an interview for a job. It isnt good for unions if people with no right or little right getting an interview simply because they are already in the organisation. would you recommend all other businesses to do the same as that7
You say take a deeper interest but what does that actually mean and doing more means what exactly?
And again you just say their job to number 6 but what do you actually want them to do?

KillingFields (Limerick) - Posts: 1224 - 28/09/2020 22:20:50    2294651

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Replying To supersub15:  "
Replying To KillingFields:  "Some posters here showing a few red thumbs and a bit of rejection towards RTE at the minute, my self-included, but if we were to point a finger at the top 10 issues that need immediate attention / fixing what would they be, I'll set the ball rolling with 7.
1. All vacancies to be clearly advertised for a timely period prior to the vacancy being filled.
2. All internal applicants to be guaranteed an interview after making the application.
3. DG position to be for 3 years, then, depending on success of internal projects, extra year(s) may be an option.
4. Should someone retire or accept redundancy, then that person should not have the option of returning on a contract
basis.
5. The appropriate minister should be seen to be taking a deeper interest in all that is RTE.
6. Promotions should be on merit only. Openness and transparency to apply.
7. Gender balancing a must.
supersub15 (Carlow) - Posts: 2082 - 28/09/2020 16:31:33
Some of that would be illegal. You cant stop anyone from retiring/accepting redundancy and then returning to work.
Why should all internal applicants be guaranteed an interview? What jobs ensure that happens?
What exactly do you mean a minister taking a deeper interest in RTE? What do you want ministers to do?"
Your Killing me with all those questions, - Like, 1. Some of that would be illegal - Perhaps un-lawful but not illegal. 2. You can't stop anyone from retiring/accepting redundancy and then returning to work. - RTE is heavily unionized, HR and Union policy document / agreement should cover all eventualities. 3. Why should all internal applicants be guaranteed an interview - Good HR and Union working relationship. 4. What jobs ensure that happens? - All job's that fit the job description as advertised. 5. What exactly do you mean a minister taking a deeper interest in RTE? - He appears to be taking little or no part at the minute. 6. What do you want ministers to do? - Their job."
There's a time frame, post redundancy, where the redundant worker has to stay officially unemployed to qualify for redundancy payment. Not sure what the time frame is, think it's six months. So if your offered redundancy and considering it, but also have another job offer when you leave, never tell your current employer about the job offer. They're 'entitled' to block your redundancy payment if you take up the new job straight after you leave. Which is legal but sounds unethical, all weighted for the employer, not the employee. There's usually a clause in the redundancy deal that they cannot reapply for the same job within 12 months. Also legal is the practice of offering redundancy to time served and experienced workers while hiring younger staff to do their job for much less money. Anyone close to retirement can be tempted to take what's on offer.

GreenandRed (Mayo) - Posts: 5809 - 01/10/2020 10:41:44    2295000

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Replying To GreenandRed:  "
Replying To supersub15:  "[quote=KillingFields:  "Some posters here showing a few red thumbs and a bit of rejection towards RTE at the minute, my self-included, but if we were to point a finger at the top 10 issues that need immediate attention / fixing what would they be, I'll set the ball rolling with 7.
1. All vacancies to be clearly advertised for a timely period prior to the vacancy being filled.
2. All internal applicants to be guaranteed an interview after making the application.
3. DG position to be for 3 years, then, depending on success of internal projects, extra year(s) may be an option.
4. Should someone retire or accept redundancy, then that person should not have the option of returning on a contract
basis.
5. The appropriate minister should be seen to be taking a deeper interest in all that is RTE.
6. Promotions should be on merit only. Openness and transparency to apply.
7. Gender balancing a must.
supersub15 (Carlow) - Posts: 2082 - 28/09/2020 16:31:33
Some of that would be illegal. You cant stop anyone from retiring/accepting redundancy and then returning to work.
Why should all internal applicants be guaranteed an interview? What jobs ensure that happens?
What exactly do you mean a minister taking a deeper interest in RTE? What do you want ministers to do?"
Your Killing me with all those questions, - Like, 1. Some of that would be illegal - Perhaps un-lawful but not illegal. 2. You can't stop anyone from retiring/accepting redundancy and then returning to work. - RTE is heavily unionized, HR and Union policy document / agreement should cover all eventualities. 3. Why should all internal applicants be guaranteed an interview - Good HR and Union working relationship. 4. What jobs ensure that happens? - All job's that fit the job description as advertised. 5. What exactly do you mean a minister taking a deeper interest in RTE? - He appears to be taking little or no part at the minute. 6. What do you want ministers to do? - Their job."
There's a time frame, post redundancy, where the redundant worker has to stay officially unemployed to qualify for redundancy payment. Not sure what the time frame is, think it's six months. So if your offered redundancy and considering it, but also have another job offer when you leave, never tell your current employer about the job offer. They're 'entitled' to block your redundancy payment if you take up the new job straight after you leave. Which is legal but sounds unethical, all weighted for the employer, not the employee. There's usually a clause in the redundancy deal that they cannot reapply for the same job within 12 months. Also legal is the practice of offering redundancy to time served and experienced workers while hiring younger staff to do their job for much less money. Anyone close to retirement can be tempted to take what's on offer."]Greenandred, -You are indeed correct in most of what you say and suggest, I'm focusing more on some one that retires, for the moment anyway.

RTE want to reduce the numbers, they are pushing people out the door with a redundancy package where applicable, there are some whose contracts are not being renewed, radio included, and they walk away with nothing. New hiring's are being put on hold but one or two came in under the radar. I'm not ageist, or sexist.in fact I'm all for people who want to work on long after they retire, it's just that RTE is an isolated case, they are cash strapped, financially not in a good place, etc, etc, etc so why not let those that retire enjoy their monthly pension pay cheque and lump sum, at the same time help someone from within get off the first rung of the ladder.


To KillingFields: 2. You can't stop anyone from retiring/accepting redundancy and then returning to work. - RTE is heavily unionized; HR and Union policy document / agreement should cover all eventualities.

Illegal means breaking a law, doing something that there is an explicit law saying you cannot do.

"Unlawful means doing something that you do not have the right to do"

supersub15 (Carlow) - Posts: 2085 - 01/10/2020 14:54:03    2295072

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Doesn't redundancy mean that your post is effectively suppressed ?

MicktheMiller (Offaly) - Posts: 26 - 01/10/2020 18:29:35    2295121

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