13 Oct '17, 7am

SPH source: Resentment, confusion as second day of retrenchment carried out

According to a source from Singapore Press Holdings, more staff will be informed of their termination as the retrenchment exercise is carried out for the second day on Friday, Oct. 13, 2017. The Straits Times only reported that 130 staff who will be retrenched, representing 3 percent of manpower at SPH. No details of retrenchment in each department was given in the report. Advertisement But the source from SPH has provided a partial breakdown. Breakdown of retrenched staff The most updated figures suggest staff cuts at ST newsroom are the most severe, with up to 40 employees affected — probably because they have the biggest headcount out of all newsrooms. Here are the latest retrenchment numbers: • Straits Times : 40 → includes seven from Life! → five sub-editors → four at news desk • Business Times : 17 Resentment and confusion According to the source, the most baffling m...

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