The Musicians Union of Ireland (MUI), an affiliate union of SIPTU, has expressed concern and disappointment with a decision by the Government to move the control of the RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra (RTÉNSO) from the broadcaster to the National Concert Hall.
MUI/SIPTU Organiser, Graham Macken, said: “The decision was announced following a meeting of the cabinet yesterday (Thursday, 5th July). It was made without prior consultation with the main stake holder in the RTÉNSO, that is the union which represents the members of the Orchestra.
“The move follows the publication of the Boaden Review last April. This review examined the operation of the RTÉNSO and the RTÉ Concert Orchestra. While SIPTU representatives welcomed a number of the observations contained in this review, including recognition that the Orchestra has been underfunded for a significant number of years and as a result was prevented from reaching its true potential.Continue Reading