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Breaking News Backroom Staff Salary Issues

SuperBlue

Newbie
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Aug 19, 2010
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RM cant afford it - he is bust ,,,, a properly run club could afford it - no problem
It just isn’t sustainable for any club to “rent” their ground. It doesn’t work. The concept has been created to move money from one pot to another. Simple as that. No national league club and less than a handful of league clubs can afford rent.
 

Supa Shrimpa

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Jan 19, 2009
Messages
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Further to the report in the Southend Echo today regarding Southend United FC's failure to pay the wages of non-playing staff, the Shrimpers Trust are aware of the current situation and continue to monitor and engage with the football club.

Whilst we understand the club has cashflow issues and will continue to do so, at least under the current ownership until the Fossetts Farm Stadium project is complete, people's livelihoods are at stake, as is SUFC's further-tarnished reputation. It is simply not acceptable, especially at a time when the country is suffering a cost of living crisis, for any staff member not to be paid in full and on time.

The Trust has offered its support in helping in the short-term and would welcome further communication as to how these matters can be resolved immediately.

If you have any questions for the Trust please feel free to contact us via our website, http://www.shrimperstrust.co.uk or by email on info@shrimperstrust.co.uk

The Shrimpers Trust Board
I would suggest that the Trust doesn't give another penny from fundraising to the club. The Balloon Race etc are great ideas, but I suggest all future monies raised are held in a fighting fund for the supporters only.
 

hlane17

Steve Arnold Enthusiast⭐
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Or is not still working at 9.30pm- no doubt it will be on the site in the morning?
We've had other important communications published later in the evening. Highly doubt it's to do with working hours but rather due to staff strikes.
 

hlane17

Steve Arnold Enthusiast⭐
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Am I right in thinking the club is telling a blatant lie that any of the staff have been paid/given an acceptable payment agreement? In that case this is far worse than anything we've had before.
 

kentblues

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We've had other important communications published later in the evening. Highly doubt it's to do with working hours but rather due to staff strikes.
Maybe but other communications may have been expected/planned and so arrangements made. Anyhow it would have been worse if statement had been delayed so it could be on the web at the same time..
 

Supa Shrimpa

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Why on earth does it always have to be the low paid workers that take a hit. These workers need it more than higher paid staff who could have a % deferred to a later date. #MartinOut
Because the higher paid workers (players) can bring good results on the pitch, which makes all the fickle supporters happy and they stop asking questions about the finances of the club.
 

kentblues

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Am I right in thinking the club is telling a blatant lie that any of the staff have been paid/given an acceptable payment agreement? In that case this is far worse than anything we've had before.
Well happydays has already confirmed he knows a staff member who was paid earlier today. So no I I’m afraid I think your wrong in thinking they are telling blatant lies.
 

Strykr

Manager
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May 19, 2008
Messages
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No it’s not. I don’t believe Tom would in fact be part of that. But the fact that some believe otherwise is indeed part of the problem
You dont think theres a slight chance ron might be "fibbing" to tom on occasion?

I dont think its a question of toms integrity.
 

Supa Shrimpa

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Well happydays has already confirmed he knows a staff member who was paid earlier today. So no I I’m afraid I think your wrong in thinking they are telling blatant lies.
What period was the employer paid for, though ? Jun, Jul, Aug ? May have just been paid as a reaction to the story coming out
 

hlane17

Steve Arnold Enthusiast⭐
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Well happydays has already confirmed he knows a staff member who was paid earlier today. So no I I’m afraid I think your wrong in thinking they are telling blatant lies.
As @Supa Shrimpa rightly says paid what exactly? Paid up to date? Or just paid some of what they’re already owed? @happydays if you’re okay to confirm that would be great mate 👍🏻
 
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