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Before all the back slapping gets out of hand - does everyone know what deferral means?

Instead of being paid 1st April, 1st May and then 1st June - a three month deferral means that everyone involved is due their full four months wages (every penny) on 1st July.

Unless I'm mistaken, none of the senior players are taking a cut at all, their wages are just being held back for three months. Is anyone under a different impression from mine?

 

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Outstanding. 

When this is over the fans will get the chance to cheer them properly.

Now I know we have had few good times and many frustrations in recent years, and that perhaps some of the players and managers could have done better, but I never expected our administration.managers an players to announce this, especially at a time when other clubs in both Scotland and England are taking advantage of Government money, and one in particular is showing no class whatever in integrity or sportsmanship. 

 They have taken a decent moral and ethical stance,  and when the crisis is over we  fans, the solid core of the club will get the chance to cheer them properly.

In my opinion this gesture is right up there with the glories, honour  and achievements of our great club history.

We have a Hall Of Fame to honour our great sportsmen and club members .Every Rangers employee who made this gesture can now stand proudly alongside those. 

Makes me so proud to be a supporter of our great football  club, a club with staunch morals. 

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56 minutes ago, bluenoz said:

Rangers can confirm that First Team players, Manager, coaches and Executive Directors have volunteered to take a salary deferral for the next three months. Senior players and staff were keen to ensure that no Rangers employee suffered financial hardship during this crisis.

Applauded,well done.

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34 minutes ago, WATP-FOREVER said:

defo 

 

1 hour ago, bluenoz said:

As with all businesses throughout the United Kingdom and beyond, Rangers is continuing to deal with the implications of the Coronavirus pandemic.

We have carefully considered measures which ensure that all employees are treated fairly and with respect whilst we safeguard our club finances in such uncertain times. No professional football club or business is immune to the challenges of this unprecedented situation and as a club, we will continue to review actions necessary to navigate our way responsibly in such a changeable environment.

Rangers can confirm that First Team players, Manager, coaches and Executive Directors have volunteered to take a salary deferral for the next three months. Senior players and staff were keen to ensure that no Rangers employee suffered financial hardship during this crisis.

All parties volunteered and wholeheartedly agreed to defer wages to ensure that fellow colleagues could continue to be paid their salaries in full. We are proud of the leadership and responsibility taken by senior members of staff, and acknowledge the positive impact that this will have on everyone at Rangers. We firmly believe in the ‘one club’ concept and are united in our collective goal of making Rangers the very best in every facet of football life. We are resolved that the integrity of the club is maintained as we continue our focus on ensuring the financial stability of the business.

Due to the extraordinary challenges from the ongoing crisis, Rangers intends to implement the Coronavirus job retention scheme for a number of employees.

Rangers will ensure that everyone furloughed under this government scheme will receive 100 per cent salary through ‘top up’ assistance from the club with all other conditions and benefits remaining unchanged.

We are proud of the continued efforts and support of everyone at Rangers during this difficult period.

Finally, we wish all our supporters and their families good health during this time. We are especially thankful for the tireless work of NHS staff and other key workers who are selflessly working to keep us all safe and well. Please continue to follow government guidelines at this time.

Rangers Captain, James Tavernier said on behalf of the playing squad: “I want to place on record our appreciation to every single member of staff for their determination and resolve during these unprecedented events. I’m very proud of the reaction of everyone at Rangers to the challenge we face throughout the UK and beyond.

“As a team, we were adamant that we work together to do all we can to secure the future of the football club. We are also acutely aware of the livelihoods and wellbeing of our staff.

“In reality, it was an easy decision for players and senior staff. Now is the time to work with unity of purpose, as the Rangers family, to ensure that everyone works together to maintain our institution. Today has made me proud to be Rangers captain.”

 

Next time please just give the link so the club site gets the hits

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1 hour ago, Jimbeamjunior said:

The only thing i dont like is the deferral part, which implies they will get it back later at some point, id rather they simply said we're donating the wages instead 

Agree with the first part - we're not saving any money.  But can't expect them to loose everything.  I'd have thought a deferral and 50% later or something similar.

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28 minutes ago, Bad Robot said:

Well done but the furlough doesn’t sit well with me and seems a wee bit of smoke and mirrors as I would have liked it to have said that the players, management and staff were taking the pay cut for 3 months to pay staff so we didn’t furlough.

I thought that's what I thought was happening at first. At least it means the club doesn't have to pay the players for 3 months, and, more importantly...possibly hold off asking for ST renewals for a wee bit!

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1 hour ago, Sparkle said:

I think accepting the furlough scheme whilst still paying the highest earners (team/management/coaches, exec directors)  their full whack is shameful and any club doing that are basically immoral.

Given we aren’t exactly rolling in spare cash, this seems to me a very fair and pragmatic approach and I’m really proud of the club tonight.

It makes perfect sense for the club (and any others who aren't particularly cash rich) to furlough staff where possible but yeah, doing so and paying players a 100% would be a slap in the face. 

Rangers have done the right thing here and, hopefully, it avoids any potential serious issues we could have faced. 

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39 minutes ago, Bad Robot said:

Well done but the furlough doesn’t sit well with me and seems a wee bit of smoke and mirrors as I would have liked it to have said that the players, management and staff were taking the pay cut for 3 months to pay staff so we didn’t furlough.

Interesting to see how many staff that affects.

It was a bit hidden away though.

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5 minutes ago, murzo said:

Not really paid enough attention to what other clubs have done. How does what we have done differ from others?

It doesn't really differ much from Hibs. Hearts' wages have been cut rather than deferred iirc. celtic have furloughed staff too but afaik haven't announced a pay cut/deferral for players. 

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1 minute ago, HG5 said:

Interesting to see how many staff that affects.

It was a bit hidden away though.

Going by the other thread I think it’s just under £1 Million a month or say 10% of the players wages per month.

I thank the players but it’s seems like an McCoist type deferral where they’ll get paid up in full.  I would have preferred the players actually gave up the 10% but business/ financial wise it seems we have no room for manoeuvring.

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8 minutes ago, pollok-bear said:

We as a great british institution with a working class support should be entilted to use this government scheme but they beasty bastards across the city who swept chid abuse under the carpert and have a Support full of terrorist loving bastards who are anti British and have cunts who have never worked a day in there life  in there support do not deserve anything from the british government. 

That also goes for that cunt @Bluepeter9

It’s ok - I’m a net contributor to the gov - not a taker. Also there is only one cunt in this conversation and that is not me! 

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16 minutes ago, The Dude said:

It makes perfect sense for the club (and any others who aren't particularly cash rich' to furlough staff where possible but yeah, doing so and paying players a 100% would be a slap in the face. 

Rangers have done the right thing here and, hopefully, it avoids any potential serious issues we could have faced. 

 

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