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Birmingham develop into first Championship membership to ask gamers to take wage deferral


Mar 24, 2020

Birmingham have develop into the primary membership within the Championship to ask their gamers to take wage cuts.

It’s understood squad members incomes greater than £6,000-a-week have been requested to take a 50 per cent minimize of their wage for the subsequent 4 months, amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Birmingham are getting ready for the monetary hit they’re set to undergo

The cash shall be paid again in phases when the season restarts, with English soccer postponed till April 30 on the earliest to attempt to fight the unfold of the virus.

The Day by day Telegraph reported Birmingham despatched an e mail to brokers asking for his or her assist in the matter: “Given the unprecedented circumstances we discover ourselves in as a soccer membership, as a enterprise and as a rustic as a complete, we’re reaching out to you to be able to request your agreeance to a short-term deduction in wages to be able to help the membership to proceed to run on a day-to-day foundation within the present local weather.”

Championship golf equipment mentioned the prospect of wage deferrals final week as they give the impression of being to stave off monetary issues with Blues unlikely to be the one aspect taking such measures.

This shall be welcome information for the likes of AFC Fylde chairman David Haythornthwaite, who referred to as on gamers to take their share of the monetary burden COVID-19 has inflicted on soccer.

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He advised talkSPORT on Sunday: “The FA and all of us as membership chairmen ought to stand collectively and say ‘look if we work collectively the gamers must take this pay minimize’.

“It’s the gamers now who’re going to must contribute simply as a lot as the bottom employees and take their share of the ache. No one appears to be speaking about that and that’s as a result of gamers are in a fairly distinctive place as numerous them are on two or three yr contracts and technically it is vitally tough to ask them to take a pay minimize.

“I actually suppose we ought to be taking a lead and all people ought to be taking this ache collectively.”