EFL and PFA strike agreement for clubs to postpone 25% of players' wages in April

the English soccer league ( EFL ) ha acordado una propuesta de compromiso con el organismo que representa a the jugadores profesionales del país, permitiendo a the clubes diferir el 25% de sus salarios para abril en medio de la nueva coronavirus outbreak said Tuesday.

Professional soccer in England has been suspended since March 13 due to the pandemic with several clubs terminating non-playing staff.

the Professional Footballers' Association ( PFA ) aceptó anteriormente que the jugadores tendrían que ser flexibles y compartir la carga financiera del impacto del virus, que ha infectado a casi dos millones de personas en todo el mundo, matando a más de 119,000.

In order to deal with the most immediate payroll issue, the EFL is recommending to clubs that local discussions are held with players in respect of the month of April only, the EFL said in a statement.

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A compromise proposal has been agreed between the EFL and the PFA for those clubs engaged in deferral negotiations with their players, meaning that up to a maximum of 25% of players' wages for April may be conditionally deferred.

the EFL , which oversees the three tiers below the Premier league - el Campeonato, la Liga Uno y la Liga Dos: agregó que the jugadores que ganen menos de 2,500 libras ($ 3,147) por mes recibirán el pago completo y la reducción del 25% no debe llevar a ningún jugador por debajo de las 2,500 libras por mes.

This is a recommendation and not a directive as there are clubs who have stated no requirement to take immediate action at this time, the EFL added.

Other conditions can be agreed at the local level through discussions between individual clubs and players.

the EFL and PFA will also form a working group of six club captains/ PFA delegates from League One and Two, supported by a representative nominated by the PFA , to engage in dialogue in respect of players' wages.

While the working group will not be a formal negotiating body, it will help to ensure that players are fully informed as they continue to hold discussions with individual clubs, the EFL added.

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