The ABC’s Managing Director, David Anderson, has written to staff, telling them he will take a temporary 5% pay cut and will eliminate bonuses for himself and other senior managers this year.
The email message, distributed on Wednesday (May 20th, 2020), comes as staff brace for a round of further job losses.
The email said:
The ABC decided in April that it was not appropriate in the current environment to pay bonuses to senior executives or any salary at-risk payments this financial year, and as managing director, I declined the 2% increase that would have been paid to me pursuant to the Remuneration Tribunal determination this July.
Former ABC journalist Matt Peacock had this to say: