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Pay cuts at Bears
Discussion started by Bod , 20 March, 2020 10:36
Pay cuts at Bears
Bod 20 March, 2020 10:36
Premiership shareholders emergency meeting outcome

I'm sure nobody is particularly surprised, but spare a thought also for the informal employment of folks like stewards and other casual staff who typically might find the £30-£40 per event at AG relatively more important to their regular incomes.

Re: Pay cuts at Bears
dpw 20 March, 2020 10:53
Quote; "Sources have told Sportsmail that Bristol do not intend to reduce wages, while there were suggestions that Bath and Saracens may not either."

[www.dailymail.co.uk]

Re: Pay cuts at Bears
Peter_B 20 March, 2020 11:05
BBC website says several clubs may cut pay but doesnít mention Bristol as one of them. For some reason it wonít copy and paste the article for me.



Peter

C'mon you Bristol Boys!

Re: Pay cuts at Bears
Pasty Exile 20 March, 2020 11:18
Quote:
Peter_B
BBC website says several clubs may cut pay but doesnít mention Bristol as one of them. For some reason it wonít copy and paste the article for me.

BBC Sport
Several English Premiership clubs will ask players to take considerable pay cuts to help cope with the financial impact of the coronavirus pandemic.
Premiership Rugby has been suspended until at least 20 April, with a further delay expected.
Club losses will far exceed £1 million, with some players expected to take a cut of up to 25% to help prevent financial crisis.
The players' union are seeking "urgent clarification" on the issue.
All levels of English rugby suspended
The board of the Rugby Players' Association met via conference call on Thursday to consider their position, and subsequently wrote to all their members to alert them to the developing situation.
"While we fully appreciate the unprecedented times around global sport, we are also seeking urgent clarification on the current financial impact for English club rugby," RPA chief executive Damian Hopley told BBC Sport.
"Our advice is that players hear what the clubs have to say and then we will consider a collective position across the league."
Non-playing staff could see their wages reduced as well, especially senior executives.
Even though players across the league have been stood down for the foreseeable future, Sale and Gloucester are among the clubs to schedule urgent meetings with all members of staff on Friday to discuss the current situation.
While the Premiership clubs are propped up by lucrative deals with broadcaster BT Sport, sponsors Gallagher, as well as an agreement with the Rugby Football Union (RFU), the majority of top-flight organisations are loss-making.
Earlier in the week the Northampton chief executive Mark Darbon spoke of the "huge challenge" facing the league in the current climate, with Saints expecting to lose up to £400,000 for every home match called off because of the pandemic.
However the clubs all received a considerable windfall of around £13m in the last year from private equity giants CVC, who purchased a 27% stake in Premiership Rugby.

Re: Pay cuts at Bears
SparkyBris 20 March, 2020 11:47
I saw some 'analysis' on this on social media yesterday, which made Bristol as the second biggest over spender. What wasn't taken into account though was the fact that we have Steve Lansdown (and probably a whole host of other things!) who has previous on bailing out his sporting investments in one way or another. We are incredibly lucky to have him, as I'm sure that some of the other Prem clubs will be wondering how they're going to cope without 3-4 months of revenue.

With all Rugby coming to an end as of today (Premiership tbc), there is going to be a very long layoff, where peoples livelihoods - players and staff alike, will be wondering where the next payslip is coming from.



Supporting Bristol since... since... Oh, not enough fingers.

Re: Pay cuts at Bears
Peter_B 20 March, 2020 12:06
Thanks PE.



Peter

C'mon you Bristol Boys!

Re: Pay cuts at Bears
Bristol Post John 20 March, 2020 12:07
The latest - sadly for all involved.

Bristol will be affected

[www.bristolpost.co.uk]

Re: Pay cuts at Bears
dpw 20 March, 2020 12:21
Thanks John but your article was linked to in the initial post above!

So, who are we to believe, the Bristol Post or the Daily Mail?

dpw

Re: Pay cuts at Bears
Sit_Down 20 March, 2020 12:28
Quote:
Bristol Post John
The latest - sadly for all involved.
Bristol will be affected

[www.bristolpost.co.uk]

Sorry John but this is unsubstantiated and imo unlike you. There are no facts where Bristol are concerned, only speculation. This sort of speculation only serves to destabilise the club. For once, why don't we wait for the club to announce something. In all honesty, I also think it's none of our business.

Re: Pay cuts at Bears
James_P 20 March, 2020 12:51
Quote:
Bristol Post John
The latest - sadly for all involved.
Bristol will be affected

[www.bristolpost.co.uk]

That article is also identical to the one on somerset live but with the names changed. Is this confirmed yet by the club? Mail article seems to have more details.

Re: Pay cuts at Bears
ROLLO 20 March, 2020 12:59
Being reported that Bath ( past cheats ) Sarries ( current cheats ) and Bristol are unaffected. You are not keeping good company.

Re: Pay cuts at Bears
Gray_Lensman 20 March, 2020 13:23
Your point being?

Perhaps the clubs who fail to pay contracted wages are in bad company?

Or maybe there's no connection other than businesses across the country struggling in extreme circumstances? Some respond one way, some in another.

Re: Pay cuts at Bears
James_P 20 March, 2020 13:51
Quote:
ROLLO
Being reported that Bath ( past cheats ) Sarries ( current cheats ) and Bristol are unaffected. You are not keeping good company.

We're owned by a billionaire, why would we cut salaries if he can afford not to?

Re: Pay cuts at Bears
SparkyBris 20 March, 2020 14:22
Gloucester, Wasps and Worcester have all released statements about a 25% paycut for players.



Supporting Bristol since... since... Oh, not enough fingers.

Re: Pay cuts at Bears
EverOptimistic 20 March, 2020 15:57
Quote:
ROLLO
Being reported that Bath ( past cheats ) Sarries ( current cheats ) and Bristol are unaffected. You are not keeping good company.

That doesn't sound like you Rollo.

Stay safe and see you next season.

Re: Pay cuts at Bears
Rinkadink 20 March, 2020 16:25
Quote:
ROLLO
Being reported that Bath ( past cheats ) Sarries ( current cheats ) and Bristol are unaffected. You are not keeping good company.
You can't be serious.

Re: Pay cuts at Bears
Grizzly Adams 20 March, 2020 18:39
We are as well.

[www.bristolbearsrugby.com]

Re: Pay cuts at Bears
Ernie Ball 20 March, 2020 18:45
With no income, this was inevitable.

Re: Pay cuts at Bears
Grizzly Adams 20 March, 2020 18:55
Is this temporary until the season restarts or an indication that the season is over?

Re: Pay cuts at Bears
EalOne 20 March, 2020 19:36
alway impacts the lower earners most and a lot under 60k. Which in itself is a reasonable salary for a normal bloke but rugby at this level is brutal !

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