First it was Leo Messi, then coach Quique Setién and now the squad of the first soccer team and the subsidiary together. All, in one way or another, have resorted or will resort to the burofax, as a measure of pressure towards Bartomeu and his board. The Argentine star used it a month ago to officially inform the club about his desire to leave the club, the Cantabrian coach to claim his settlement, and now the staff of the first team and the subsidiary, to officially communicate that they are against the 30% salary cut proposed by the club.
As reported by RAC1, the soccer players, through a recognized labor lawyer, plan to send a burofax shortly to communicate that they do not agree with the first proposal of the club, opening the doors to a negotiation. A proposal, which felt very bad within the staff, when it was sent through a cold statement. In any case, there is until November 5 to reach an agreement between both parties.
The club insists that it is mandatory to adapt current salaries to the current situation of the entity after the effects of the coronavirus pandemic, which has forced to close last season with a deficit of almost one hundred million euros: se considers that a 30% salary reduction would save a total of about 150 million euros for the club's coffers.
However, Players recall that they were the first to step forward in the first wave of COVID-19, accepting a 70% pay cut, and that the club has not only shown ineptitude when it comes to managing the pandemic crisis but has also been unable to redirect the situation.
Thus, the fronts opened by Bartomeu and his board of directors, which will face a motion of censure on November 1 and 2, continue to accumulate, with no signs of a solution.