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London Stadium caterers come under fire

Delaware North, the provider of match-day catering at the London Stadium, is under fire from casual staff or not placing them into furlough. The complaints focus on casual staff directly employed by Delaware North at the stadium.

At another one of Delaware North catering contracts at the Arsenal Emirates stadium, the Islington Tribune in North London has been reporting on the situation.  The Tribune is reporting that some locals are too fearful to be quoted about their predicament.

The Tribune claims that one employee said that he was warned not to share the news that they would not be paid without the company’s permission.  The Tribune contacted Delaware North for comment but were declined.

Last month Claret and Hugh contacted London Stadium owner LLDC for a quote of casual staff to be told  “Unlike several football clubs who own their venue London Stadium does not directly employ any casual match day staff. Contractors provide the stewarding and catering staff and they will make their own arrangements taking in to account their own obligations and any packages of help from the Government. Our suppliers are important partners and we will continue to work with them as this situation develops.”

West Ham is paying all directly employed staff which are sais to number over 500 full and part-time employees and have not used the Government furlough scheme

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About Sean Whetstone

I am Season Ticket Holder in West stand lower at the London Stadium and before that, I used to stand in the Sir Trevor Brooking Lower Row R seat 159 in the Boleyn Ground and in the Eighties I stood on the terraces of the old South Bank. I am a presenter on the West Ham Podcast called MooreThanJustaPodcast.co.uk. A Blogger on WestHamTillIdie.com a member of the West Ham Supporters Advisory Board (SAB), Founder of a Youtube channel called Mr West Ham Football at http://www.youtube.com/MrWestHamFootball, I am also the associate editor here at Claret and Hugh. Life Long singer of bubbles! Come on you Irons! Follow me at @Westhamfootball on twitter

2 comments on “London Stadium caterers come under fire

  1. It’s been my opinion since West Ham United moved to the London Stadium, that Delaware North who provide the catering at the London Stadium are over priced, do not provide a big enough variety and basically extautionat. It is also my opinion that the London Stadium owners are at fault for allowing more independent catering traders in and around the London Stadium, which would provide more variety and cheaper prices. But, I would add, that there was also highly priced catering at Upton Park as well. It’s all very well providing cheaper season tickets at the London Stadium. But what Hammers fans gain in lower season tickets, we have to pay out on over priced catering. So the combination of West Ham United, London Stadium and Delaware Catering, don’t offer value for money.

  2. Why do fans bother buying food in the ground if it is so expensive. Eat outside the ground either before the game or after. If that happened then the prices would have to come down.

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