The Cultural Leonesa will not take the path that three clubs in Spain, Barça, Espanyol and Atlético have taken in the last two days. The Cultural Leonesa announced this morning that its solution to the crisis caused by the world coronavirus pandemic will not be an ERTE but that the club, players and first-team technicians have agreed to lower their salaries during this break and thus avoid ERTE to all its workers. “In order to face together the difficulties that the current scenario inflicts. Club, sports staff and technicians have worked as a team to assume together, from solidarity and responsibility, the potential difficulties that this terrible situation may generate for the viability of the club”, adduces in the communiqué published by the team from León, becoming one of the first in Spain to make its haggling to ERTE official.
The good predisposition and “total dedication to collaborate” of all parties to assume this reduction in salary is another of the points that the Cultural highlights in its note. “This entity wants to express the immense pride felt by the human values demonstrated by its players and coaches“He quotes.” We can only celebrate the spirit of commitment to the difficult reality of the moment, “he adds. Values that define culturalism.”The agreement reached, in no case would correct the losses assumed by the Cultural in the event that the season could not be completed, but would help to some extent to mitigate the impact. All this, transmitting at the same time, and being a clear example, of the values that culturalism has to face problems together“the statement continues.
“Of course, the agreement includes the restitution of the forgiven wages, in case of restart and end of the season, as we all want this to happen. On the other hand, we understand that the solution agreed upon by this entity responds to the specific reality of our case, and that other clubs in the category, or professional football, will have different needs and different viability models, “he reveals. the note of the club that also appreciates “to all parties involved (players, coaching staff, RFEF, and AFE), the willingness shown to find agreed solutions“and sends a message” of encouragement and support for a brave, responsible and impeccable citizenry in the face of difficulties. Starting with all those who are working on the front line against the pandemic, a fundamental fact on the road to normalizing a complex scenario. “