Players to the rescue of clubs in financial turmoil
14 July 2020
In Costa Rica, the players’ union ASOJUPRO signed an agreement with the league and the federation for the period from March to June 2020 by means of which they agreed that salaries of players would be reduced until the competition would resume.
Similarly, to the Netherlands, the most vulnerable players on the lowest salaries would be exempted, whereas others would take a temporary pay cut in order to help the clubs going through the financial turmoil.
The percentage of the temporary salary reduction varied depending on whether the season would restart and on whether fans would be allowed back into the stadium. The agreement in Costa Rica was one of the first ones in the region and resulted from the league and federation engaging proactively with the players’ union.