Standown of Wests Tigers Staff

Wests Tigers update on staff

As a result of the suspension of the 2020 Telstra Premiership season, Wests Tigers have today made the difficult decision to stand down the majority of its football and administrative staff. This decision was not made lightly and will take place effective immediately for an indefinite period of time while the club operates with a skeleton staff in place to ensure the critical areas of the business remain functional and productive.

Wests Tigers CEO Justin Pascoe said the decision was an extremely difficult one to make but one that was done to ensure the sustained future of Wests Tigers.

“These past few weeks have been some of the most challenging we have experienced as a club, and indeed as individuals too,” Pascoe said. “There are countless people around the world who have been directly or indirectly affected by COVID-19, and we know that there are many who are dealing with consequences far worse than our situation as a football club. First and foremost, we would like to send our best wishes to those affected by COVID-19 and let them know that we are thinking of them in this challenging time.

“As a club, we have today made the tough decision to stand down the majority of our staff — good people who have worked tirelessly to ensure Wests Tigers is what it is today — and that is not an easy decision to make. I have nothing but praise for the professionalism and excellence shown by the football and administrative staff alike throughout this process and it is our utmost desire to return people to their roles as soon as it is possible.

“As tough as these decisions are, they are done to ensure that Wests Tigers remains intact and can come out the other side of this crisis stronger for it.

“We know that our stakeholders, corporate partners, Members and fans remain the absolute lifeblood of Wests Tigers and we are again thankful for the continued support and commitment shown to the club at this time. We know our community, our nation and our world are hurting right now on a scale much bigger than football, but we are firmly committed to ensuring this club will be back and you back alongside us again.”

Wests Tigers will continue to await direction from the NRL and Government in regard to the return of the 2020 season and will continue to update all involved with the club when more comes to hand. Wests Tigers phone communications will remain open to voicemail messages, while official email communications will also remain in place.

The club again thanks for your patience and understanding throughout this time.

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Very sad.news for tne individuals and their families. I hope they are back at the club shortly.

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It is a sad but very understandable decision.Lets hope things change for the better quickly

Was inevitable …impressed they went this long a lot of other Clubs did it straight away…

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@Geo said in Standown of Wests Tigers Staff:

Was inevitable …impressed they went this long a lot of other Clubs did it straight away…

Agreed. Hopefully all staff members can return to work as soon as it’s safe to do so.

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Very hard for all. Can footy clubs access the government job keeper money?

@Tiger_Steve said in Standown of Wests Tigers Staff:

Very hard for all. Can footy clubs access the government job keeper money?

Yes they should be able to, but Id guess for the majority of their employees $750 a week would be a huge paycut but much better than Newstart or nothing! With a turnover of less than $1B all they would need to do was prove their business has dropped by at least 30%

@Geo said in Standown of Wests Tigers Staff:

Was inevitable …impressed they went this long a lot of other Clubs did it straight away…

I’m pleased I was able to get my membership renewal $$$ to them just after they played their 1st game.
Every little bit helps as they say.

Thoughts are with the staff stood down, hope you all get through this ok. Thanks for all your hard work getting the club to where it is at the moment.

Hope it will not be long before you are all back on deck again. Stay safe.

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