Tottenham Reverse decision on furloughs for non-playing staff

After backlash from supporters, Tottenham reversed its decision to use the furlough government system for all non-player workers during the coronavirus crisis.

The club chairman disclosed that at the end of March 550 workers would slash their salaries by 20% in order to secure jobs.”

However, on Monday, Spurs said that “100 percent of April and May’s wages will be paid.”

A club statement Read: “With no clarity on when football might resume, and under what conditions, we shall continue to keep this under ongoing review.

“We are acutely aware that many supporters were against the decision we made regarding furloughing staff who could not carry out their jobs from home.

“This once again underlines that we bear different pressures to other businesses, many of whom have and will continue to apply for support from the scheme as the government intended.”

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“In view of supporter sentiment regarding the scheme, it is now not our intention to make use of the current CJRS that runs until the end of May.

“We shall consult with stakeholders, including the Tottenham Hotspur Supporters’ Trust with whom we have been in dialogue over the past week and who share our desire to protect jobs, should circumstances change going forward.”

Tottenham has also announced that they will be the first team in the Premier League to supply equipment for NHS and their families at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in the fight against COVID-19.

Spurs, Bournemouth Norwich’s city, Liverpool and Newcastle United were among the five premier league clubs to announce that they will furlough non-playing staff. Liverpool has since receded after heavy criticism.

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