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Spurs lay off 550 staff while Hammers hold firm

Spurs are reducing the wages of non-playing staff by 20 per cent.  Spurs’ decision means that 550 employees will endure the cuts for the next two months and comes after Premier League club Newcastle furloughed their staff.

“The club’s operations have effectively ceased, some of our fans will have lost their jobs and most will be worried about their future,”Spurs chairman Daniel Levy said.

“Our sponsors will be concerned about their businesses and our media partners have no certainty when we may play games again or whether we will be allowed to play in front of our fans. In the meantime, the club has an annual cost base running into hundreds of millions of pounds.

“We have seen some of the biggest clubs in the world such as Barcelona, Bayern Munich and Juventus take steps to reduce their costs.

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(On Monday), having already taken steps to reduce costs, we ourselves made the difficult decision – in order to protect jobs – to reduce the remuneration of all 550 non-playing directors and employees for April and May by 20% utilising, where appropriate, the Government’s furlough scheme.”

West Ham have taken the decision to pay their staff in full and not furlough staff for the time being with Claret and Hugh running the story yesterday at https://www.claretandhugh.info/west-ham-standby-their-own-staff/

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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

4 comments on “Spurs lay off 550 staff while Hammers hold firm

  1. You need to change your headline pretty sharpish

    • Why? Laid off is the correct term for temporary suspension of employment. They can work for Spurs and the government will footing the 80% of their wages, not Levy!

  2. Staff are not laid off – just a 20% pay cut.

    • A layoff is a temporary suspension or permanent termination of employment of an employee

      These people are being furloughed and cannot work for Spurs. The government will pay 80% of wages not SPURS

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