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As the COVID-19 crisis continues to grip the nation and the world, Sheffield Wednesday can confirm revised internal measures effective from 1 April 2020.

 

In the best interests of all staff and to help safeguard the future of the club, a significant number of employees are being furloughed as part of the government’s Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme.

 

Remaining staff are working from home, with the main stadium and training ground locked down.

 

The job retention scheme guarantees 80% of regular renumeration up to £2,500 per month but SWFC chairman Dejphon Chansiri has pledged all furloughed members of staff will continue to receive full salary.

 

The landscape will be reviewed at the end of April as we digest fresh information on an almost daily basis in this fast-paced environment.

 

On the playing side, Premier League and EFL clubs are currently in talks with the PFA to how best agree a conciliatory solution regarding potential pay deferral.

 

Sheffield Wednesday stay committed to assisting our community in any achievable way during these unprecedented times. Our COVID-19 appeal, launched last week to raise much-needed money for essential local charities, remains open and all donations, however big or small, are gratefully accepted.

 

The fund currently stands at an impressive £22,540 – CLICK HERE for more information and how to donate.

 

While the COVID-19 pandemic continues, we can only reiterate the vital messages shared around the globe – stay at home and only leave when necessary, exercise within guided parameters, wash your hands thoroughly, maintain social distancing and above all, please stay safe.

 

We hope to see you all again soon.


 


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Everyone seems to be taking the pain except the playing staff.

 

The lack of anything from every one of the 91 league teams is more than a bit embarrassing.

 

It is good of the club to save the others staff the full 100% of their salaries, but what the likes of Newcastle have done today is a disgrace. I think footballers are starting to be seen for what they are and after this is all over I hope they are not held with the same status that they once had.

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Well done DC, good stuff that.

 

But I’d look at cutting some of the wages of the playing staff too. Not because of coronavirus, mainly because of how they’ve performed this season the shitebags.

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Fair play to the club. At least we are going to make up the difference.

 

I'm I right to say that Spurs and Newcastle have done similar, but will not be making up the difference? 

 

 

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5 minutes ago, room0035 said:

Everyone seems to be taking the pain except the playing staff.

 

The lack of anything from every one of the 91 league teams is more than a bit embarrassing.

 

It is good of the club to save the others staff the full 100% of their salaries, but what the likes of Newcastle have done today is a disgrace. I think footballers are starting to be seen for what they are and after this is all over I hope they are not held with the same status that they once had.

 

If some working class lads can escape the drudgery of low paid jobs good luck to them.  Many of these lads have made sacrifices to get where they are and most are often only to happy to help their fans.

 

Rather these lads got the opportunity than kids born with a very big silver spoon in their mouth

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26 minutes ago, room0035 said:

 

 

It is good of the club to save the others staff the full 100% of their salaries, but what the likes of Newcastle have done today is a disgrace. I think footballers are starting to be seen for what they are and after this is all over I hope they are not held with the same status that they once had.

 

Havent they done the same as us?

 

None playing staff guaranteed their full wage - to be reviewed at the end of April?


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And to think some premier league clubs are cutting non playing staff salaries (Newcastle/Spurs), absolute joke. And yeah they will be backed up by some extent by the government scheme, but the wrong principle entirely. 
 

Say what you want about the chairman but he’s done right by everyone associated with the club here. 

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3 minutes ago, Grandad said:

 

Havent they done the same as us?

 

None playing staff guaranteed their full wage - to be reviewed at the end of April?

 

I think he's talking about the take over.

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10 minutes ago, Grandad said:

 

Havent they done the same as us?

 

None playing staff guaranteed their full wage - to be reviewed at the end of April?

Newcastle have placed all none playing staff on leave and they are not paying the difference. see the BBC for the article. It also mentions the players in average salary of £40k a week have currently taken no pay reductions.

 

 

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1 minute ago, room0035 said:

Newcastle have placed all none playing staff on leave and they are not paying the difference. see the BBC for the article. It also mentions the players in average salary of £40k a week have currently taken no pay reductions.

 

 

 

Newcastle United have become the first Premier League club to place their non-playing staff on temporary leave because of the coronavirus pandemic.

Managing director Lee Charnley emailed staff on Monday to say the decision was taken to safeguard the club's future.

Employees including the academy and foundation charity have been instructed to apply for the job retention scheme.

Workers will be paid 100% of their salaries until the end of April when the decision will be reviewed.

 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/52098392

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57 minutes ago, Kanye West said:

Well done Dejphon :Chansiri:

Absolutely, I've criticised where due,  but this is a decision I agree with and proud of the club for looking after their employees. 

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Credit to DC where it's due. If only he was as sensible and pragmatic in all areas of the business... 

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