Barcelona have begun a technique to decrease the wages of all the workforce on their payroll, which consists of first-team players.
As a end result of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic which has put a stress on the club’s finances, the Blaugrana are looking for to alter the conditions of employment to which all their personnel are tied.
As of Wednesday, Barcelona have opened a 15-day window for every branch of the club to choose a consultant to be phase of the scheme’s negotiations.
The subsequent length of negotiation will last a month, that means that in simply a month and a half’s time – and furnished the employees’ attorneys are in settlement – the measures ought to already be in place.
But there is a danger to the process, which is that some of the club’s footballers may also reject the proposal, or – in line with legal guidelines inside the Workers’ Statute – request they be launched from their contracts.
That can also additionally come with a demand for 20 days’ income charge per yr of service, which would end result in some extortionate charges for the club to meet.
This would be the first time in records that a expert sportsperson has sought to invoke the Statute to get out of a contract.
And the timing would be such that some players would possibly right away seem to be to depart the club in January, when the mid-season switch window opens.
Barcelona do have choices to make positive that none of their gamers go away for free.
One is to no longer observe the measures to the club’s footballing staff, and some other would possibly be to negotiate with every player individually, as a substitute than practice a collective, blanket procedure.
In the case of the Workers’ Statute, it is notion that LaLiga – who have been encouraging clubs to make cuts – would no longer be in a function to block the departure of players.