Everton to pay directly engaged matchday and non-matchday casual workers during coronavirus shutdown

Tuesday, 24 March, 2020 19comments  |  Jump to last

Everton FC and Everton in the Community have committed to paying all directly engaged matchday and non-matchday casual workers unable to work due to the coronavirus crisis.

All the club's directly engaged matchday workers will be paid for the remainder of the Premier League season based on their existing terms of engagement and frequency of work previously undertaken. Casual matchday workers will also be paid for any rescheduled fixtures they work when the season resumes.

Non-matchday casual workers, directly engaged by the club, will be paid for at least the next month based on their existing terms of engagement and frequency of work previously undertaken. This will continue to be reviewed on an ongoing basis.

Matchday and non-matchday casual workers are an integral part of the Everton Family, and Everton are committed to ensuring that nobody engaged by the club is disadvantaged financially at this challenging time.

The club is also encouraging its partners and suppliers to follow the Club's lead in paying casual workers during this time.

This move is part of Everton's wider commitment to the ‘C-19 Business Pledge' — a national scheme led by former Cabinet minister, Rt Hon Justine Greening, encouraging businesses to help their staff, customers and community through the coronavirus crisis and the UK into recovery.

All casual staff members across Everton, Everton Women and Everton in the Community will be contacted by the club in the next 10 days to finalise arrangements.


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Alex Kociuba
1 Posted 24/03/2020 at 21:59:10
Since this accounts for about 0.01% of the wage bill, and the owner is a billionaire, it would have been pretty evil not to paying them ffs!
Karl Masters
2 Posted 25/03/2020 at 00:17:24
But still a good move, Alex. Everything helps, and most of these will be local to the Club in one of the most disadvantaged boroughs in the UK.

In comparison, look at Wren Kitchens – owned by a billionaire family and today sacked most of their workers despite the Govt 80% scheme! Or Sports Direct...

Darren Hind
3 Posted 25/03/2020 at 01:47:14
Come on, Alex. Let's give the club a nod of approval. Of course it's the right thing to do, but there are many employers out there who won't be doing it.

I know a couple of casual workers who rely on that little bit extra and they will be breathing a huge sigh of relief. One of them (an avid young blue) doubles up and works over the park on their match days as well. I would like to think Liverpool and the rest of the Premier League clubs are doing the right thing too.

These are worrying times. We would all love to wrap our families in a cloak of immunity, but we can't. Every gesture, no matter how small, is to be acknowledged and appreciated.

It's not just these small gestures that will get us through this. It's the appreciation of them too.


Mike Corcoran
4 Posted 25/03/2020 at 02:22:48
John Raftery
5 Posted 25/03/2020 at 23:40:04
Another example of the club doing the right thing.
Keith Dempsey
6 Posted 26/03/2020 at 08:56:02
Really proud to be blue at this time, we lead where others followed.Don't know if anybody saw BBC breakfast item on the club this morning, word of warning to Theo and his fitness video from home using tins of beans and soup,hope you haven't been panic buying.
Ray Roche
7 Posted 26/03/2020 at 09:01:30
Keith, it showed us in a really good light. Very nice to see us getting some deserved praise.
James MacGlashan
8 Posted 26/03/2020 at 09:08:39
Saw the BBC Breakfast item. Good work EFC and thanks to BBC for highlighting this. One point of order though. The BBC showed the previous, disliked badge. Not the first time they've done this since we changed it. Even in these times, some things are still muy importante.
James Hughes
9 Posted 26/03/2020 at 09:17:22
The segment on BBC about was nice to see. Good to see us taking the lead again. Lovely dig from Rod saying his neighbours have not had a call from Klopp. :)
Joe McMahon
10 Posted 26/03/2020 at 11:46:12
I did also see BBC Breakfast, I also saw Michael Keane's fridge that probably cost more than my house! Twas a good feature though.
James Hughes
11 Posted 26/03/2020 at 15:30:27
Hey, I hate to promote other sites but Reddit funny has a real cracker. Type in 'press F for Liverpool' Oh my days. this is a beaut. Watched it three times can't stop laughing

Sir John Mac, stay away too many profanities

Jay Wood

12 Posted 26/03/2020 at 16:14:57
That is GOOD, James!


Be sure to turn the volume on. The audio is what makes it so funny.

James MacGlashan
13 Posted 01/04/2020 at 13:07:04
When are the multi-millionaire Premier League players going to take a pay cut or pay freeze, like players in Spain, Italy and Germany... oh, and Scotland too?
Steve Ferns
14 Posted 02/04/2020 at 00:40:08
Are Everton the only Premier League club committed to doing the right thing? I see 3-4 have already kept their playing staff on full pay and stuck it to the working man. It's a disgrace, so whilst we initially thought the club was doing what every club should do without a moment's thought, clearly events have showed otherwise elsewhere.

So DBB and the board, credit where it's due. You've done the right thing here.

Jerome Shields
15 Posted 02/04/2020 at 21:23:59
This is the right thing for the Club to do. Players gesture next please, Everton in the Community awaits your donation.
James MacGlashan
16 Posted 04/04/2020 at 16:43:29
Liverpool furloughing staff. Some of those feel let down.

Also, I have reassessed my views on players taking a pay cut. Where is the guarantee from the clubs that they won't just keep the savings? Players do a lot which largely goes unnoticed.

As has been said over the past few days, there are a lot of millionaires and billionaires in this country. Maybe some should cough up their unpaid taxes.

Patrick McFarlane
17 Posted 11/04/2020 at 20:30:04
The Echo continues to plug away at the furlough story by linking Everton FC to it, when in reality it's the Catering partners Sodexo who are responsible. Being such a big player, it wasn't likely to listen to DBB and Everton FC regardless – the article got the expected comments from ignorant fans of other clubs.

I know that Soxedo have Ascot as one of its clients, I wonder how many other Premier League clubs use them?


Mike Galley
18 Posted 11/04/2020 at 22:03:24
Jesus, that paper is becoming more of a joke by the day. And as for some of the comments being made?

I'd like to say they are made up, but working and socialising with some of these people, I actually think they are genuine comments!

Dick Fearon
19 Posted 11/04/2020 at 22:03:53
Down here in Oz, I Just saw on TV how the Premier Lague and various Italian and Spanish clubs are delivering food and PPE parcels to their supporters. Many clubs with their logos were bandied about.

I searched in vain for a mention of Everton In The City or Prince Rupert's Tower. Another opportunity for good publicity on the world stage gone begging?

Despite recent criticism directed at the RS their community work featured prominently.

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