Head of the Association of Broadcast Journalists Hallgrímur Indriðason told visir.is that the broadcaster had gone through three such layoffs since 2008 but that people had hoped that such cuts had come to an end.
Director of RÚV, Páll Magnússon, stressed that the station would continue to provide the best service possible. They will reduce annual operating needs by 500 ISK million.
Operating from studios in the country's capital, Reykjavík, as well as regional centres around the country, the service broadcasts a variety of general programming to a wide audience across the whole country via radio channels Rás 1 and Rás 2, and one television channel.
Iceland24, November 2013