Phil Hay: Leeds United to pay agency staff for postponed Nottingham Forest fixture
Leeds United will still cough up the agreed payment for their agency staff despite the Nottingham Forest game being postponed in the Premier League.
That’s according to Phil Hay, who shared that the agency are contracted for 19 home games each season, and with it being rearranged, payment will be no issue this week.
Food that had been allocated for Monday has also been offered to the Leeds United Supporters’ Trust, with that then being passed onto Rethink Food.
Writing in the latest snippet for The Athletic, Hay contributed with what will happen with those at Elland Road despite there being no game this week.
“Leeds have offered the food they allocated for Monday night to the Leeds United Supporters’ Trust.
“They will also pass on food bought in advance for the squad and the first-team staff’s pre-match meals. The Trust plans to distribute it to Rethink Food in the city’s White Rose Centre.
“Leeds say their agency staff are contracted for 19 home games a season and, with the Forest fixture due to be rearranged, will be paid for that number as agreed.”
Leeds and Andrea Radrizzani have always worked closely with the Supporters’ Trust and nearby charities to try and help the community, and this is another example.
Redistributing the food around the local area is great work, and only adds to what is collected on each matchday through foodbanks around the stadium.
As for the staff, Leeds worked hard to keep them on board during the COVID-19 pandemic, so payment for one postponed fixture is no issue.
Once the game is rearranged too, the issue will completely dissolve.
It is unknown whether or not Leeds pays a lump sum upfront for all 19 home games, or if they pay bi-weekly, but the money will be on the table either way.
Sometimes, football needs to take a back step and although some believe it should have gone ahead, it is time to come together rather than start complaining.
This will be played again very soon.
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