The Board of Directors of the Real society has announced this Saturday that the players of the first professional male squad they will reduce their salary by 20% “in the event that the competition does not resume again” and 5% “in the event that the competition ends up being disputed”.
According to its press release, the ‘txuri-urdin’ club has decided “not to propose” a Temporary Employment Regulation File (ERTE) for “avoid any type of traumatic work measure during the current season. “
“This decision, made with the players, helps us avoid traumatic measures for the rest of the workers and contributes to balancing the entity’s economic objectives in view of the decrease in income that it suffers these months after the suspension of competitions, “the note reiterated.
“At this point we must thank the understanding, collaboration and generosity that the players have maintained at all times. From these lines we want recognize the human spirit of our team, faithful to the principles that represent the Royal Society “, the text signed by Jokin Aperribay, president of the Council, has continued.
Likewise, the Council has expressed “its love and support” to those “who are directly suffering the consequences of this pandemic” generated by Covid-19. “We want to extend our condolences to the families who have lost a loved one in these weeks,” added the note.
“The indefinite suspension of LaLiga and the final of the Copa del Rey affects the sporting and economic activity of the club. It is the health authorities that right now have the enormous responsibility of ensure the health of the persons and this is the highest priority, as it can not be otherwise, “he stressed.
“Therefore, the competition will return when the authorities allow it and in the way they allow it, because the health of the fans and the players is the value right now over everything else,” he added. . “If everything goes well and the Covid-19 is controlled, there is time to finish the competition,” said Aperribay.
Return 20% of the amount of the subscription
The salary reduction agreed with the players will also allow economic measures to be applied in favor of the followers. “The Royal Society has decided to return 20% of the amount of this season’s subscription to all our members,” according to Aperribay’s commitment.
“We do not know if the competition is going to take place and, if it does, dwe don’t know if it will be behind closed doors or with all the fans in the stands, which is what we would all like. In any case, these measures will be applied even in the event that the competition is resumed with the games being played open door “, he asserted.
20% of their subscription will be refunded to the members receiving the annual payment. In a future communication, explain the details of how this return will be carried out. To the members included in the fractional payment modality, the collection of the fraction that should have been charged in April is delayed on time and will be charged applying the reduction proportionally, “he explained.
Meanwhile, Aperribay has confirmed the stoppage of all planned works. “By a criterion of strict prudence, we have decided to paralyze all the works that we had planned both in the Reale Arena and in Zubieta. When the situation allows it and we have a definitive scenario, we will make an investment plan again to carry out the works that now they are paralyzed “, he has affirmed on the matter.
“Beyond these measures, the Royal Society will carry out work in the coming months to analyze the situation that this pandemic may originate in Gipuzkoan grassroots football. In this sense, we are going to propose open conversations with all necessary agents -starting with the Gipuzkoan Football Federation and the Provincial Council of Gipuzkoa- to jointly try to alleviate the consequences of this situation, “the press release concluded.