Tottenham have said that they will continue to work with the Tottenham Hotspur Supporters Trust (THST) to resolve matters after the trust questioned the club’s decision to cut the wages of non-playing staff for April and May.
Daniel Levy announced earlier this week that Spurs will be cutting 20% of the wages of 550 non-playing staff due to the difficult situation the club find themselves in financially as a result of the coronavirus pandemic.
He insisted that the decision has been taken to protect jobs in these troubling times.
Some Tottenham fans on social media were fuming with the Spurs chairman for cutting the wages of non-playing staff instead of the players.
Reacting to the announcement, The Tottenham Hotspur Supporters’ Trust (THST) called upon Levy to make a “further personal contribution” to the club’s non-playing staff to protect the most vulnerable employees.
They also expressed their disappointment that the players’ salaries remain untouched while non-playing staff had to bear the brunt of the losses.
Sky Sports’ Lyall Thomas has now confirmed that the club will continue to be in dialogue with the trust and that reduction of player salaries is one of the topics on the agenda during the meeting between the clubs and the FA that will take place later today.
#Tottenham have tonight told @SkySportsNews “We shall continue to work with the Trust in the interests of the Club” #thfc Unilateral reduction of player salaries to be discussed at #PremierLeague meeting tomorrow. https://t.co/b3BeF1TlKY
— Lyall Thomas (@SkySportsLyall) April 2, 2020
Spurs Web Opinion
This was clearly a calculated decision by Levy to put more pressure on the PFA to allow player wage cuts. There is no other reason for him to have announced this cut just days before the meeting. I believe the players also bare some responsibility to help the non-essential staff working at the club and that we will eventually see them agreeing to take a minor cut.
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