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SPORTS DAY: Lions brace for ‘cost cutting’ over Covid-19


SPORTS DAY: Lions brace for ‘cost cutting’ over Covid-19

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Lions face possible retrenchment

While assuring “no stone will be left unturned to ensure the wellbeing of the franchise’s employees and families” during the 21-day lockdown‚ Lions chief executive Rudolf Straeuli said cost cutting may be a reality further down the line. He told the players who are already exercising social distancing via e-mail that their salaries will be paid as per normal at the end of March, but due to the change in competition structures‚ all leave is subject to change and will remain in line with the collective agreement: “We currently face uncharted waters in the South African sport industry‚ therefore pending clarity from SA Rugby/Government on competition structures and timelines more information will be circulated.”..

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