Barcelona has announced that all the club’s staff will take a cut in pay to ease the financial burden facing them in the wake of the Coronavirus crisis.
Earlier before, there were talks for several days that Barcelona players are refusing to take a cut in pay. The club had asked its players to take a 70% pay cut, in light of the fact that the club is totally shut down following the coronavirus outbreak.
It now appears that the club has come up with its own solutions. Apparently, take other action that has allowed them to reduce their wage bill.
The club filed a Temporary Employment Regulation File (ERTE) process. The ERTE will impact both sports staff including the men’s senior squad and all professional teams alongside non-sports staff.
Barcelona released a statement confirming they have made amendments to certain working criteria. This would, in turn, allow them to take the necessary steps to financially help the club.
The wording of the statement suggests it perhaps not something that was agreed too but rather imposed.
The statement read, “Faced with this scenario, the Board of Directors has decided to implement a series of measures.”
“This is to mitigate its effects and reduce the economic effects of this crisis.”
“There is a need to adapt the contractual obligations of the club staff to the new and temporary circumstances.”
“These amendments will be processed before the Treball Department of the Generalitat de Catalunya. Once the club has shared all aspects related to these measures and their scope, with all its staff, both sporting and non-sporting.”
“Basically, it is a reduction of the working day. The club wants to implement measures that scrupulously follow the formal labor regulations under the criteria of proportionality, above all fairness and with the sole objective of resuming the activity as soon as possible.”