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Public TV to dismiss over 200 people

Hungarian Public Television Rt (MTV) plans to dismiss 217 employees in the near future, a statement sent to MTI reported yesterday. MTV expects the move to improve the efficiency of its operations and help it become a modern European television that is professional, competitive and flexible, said the statement. The layoff will affect 96 blue-collar workers and 121 white-collar staff members and it is part of a reorganization plan approved a year ago. In line with this plan, MTV was supposed to lay off 75 people last year, but insufficient funds to cover their severance pay prevented this, an MTV source who wished to remain unnamed said this past spring. (MTI; Nb 4, Nv 4)