The Media, Entertainment and Arts Alliance and the Community and Public Sector Union have withdrawn a complaint against Network TEN with Fair Work Australia.
Unions have agreed to continue negotiations with management over an unspecified number of redundancies in News.
A union spokesperson told The Australian “At a further meeting yesterday, the company did provide a more satisfactory amount of detail, including the likely final number of voluntary redundancies and the steps they proposed to reduce the number of forced redundancies.”
Industry has speculated that around 100 jobs are the target of voluntary redundancies. The Australian tips that 70 staff have applied for packages and that TEN is expected to sack up to 40 journalists and news staff.
A TEN spokesman disputed the numbers. “The unions’ allegations against TEN are completely wrong,” he said.
TEN will maintain locally produced and presented state bulletins.