The latest update from Sky Sports is that Scottish giants Celtic FC have put their non-playing staff on furlough leave; this will see them stop work and have their wages partially covered by the government.
Action Taken by Celtic Regarding Crisis: Staff on Furlough
During the coronavirus outbreak, many teams have begun to put their workers on furlough leave. Mike Ashley’s Newcastle United was the first reputable club owner to take this action. Daniel Levy’s Tottenham Hotspur were soon to follow. The government will cover 80% of the wages of the furloughed workers. The aim is to protect as many people as possible from the virus.
A spokesperson for the Scottish club has said “Like many organisations, due to the unprecedented challenges currently being faced, Celtic will be using the government job retention scheme available, in relation to a number of colleagues”
The Club’s Act of Kindness
Celtic will ensure every single staff member on furlough leave receives 100% of the salary they are entitled to. Indeed, the club’s chief executive Peter Lawwell has stated that Celtic FC will be paying the remaining 20% of the wages not paid by the furlough to ensure financial stability for the workers which will be staying home.
In addition to their increased support for their workers, they added a thank you message devoted to their staff – “Celtic would like to sincerely thank each and every member of staff for all their continued efforts and their tremendous support during such a difficult time for everyone.”