Brighton & Hove Albion Lead The Way Paying Match Day StaffPeter Houghton
Brighton & Hove Albion FC are the first to announce that they will pay match day staff for the matches missed due to the outbreak of Covid-19. This marks a fantastic sea change in an industry whose match delivery is totally dependent upon people with the “you-don’t-work-and-you-don’t-get-paid” contracts prevalent in the football safety industry.
A lot of matchday staff and others who work on non-matchdays depend on these payments to make their financial ends meet, so this is a fantastic initiative from the Premier League Club. It was picked up by Paul Hayward, Chief Sports Writer with the Telegraph and circulated on his twitter feed. Paul is a well-respected journalist and regularly appears on “Sunday Supplement” on Sky Sports. The link is below…Maybe other football clubs can make the same decision?
Some good work by Brighton, who have promised to pay match day staff for all remaining fixtures – even if they don't take place – and will donate food bought for tomorrow's postponed Arsenal game to the city's homeless.
— Paul Hayward (@_PaulHayward) March 13, 2020