The Labor Department has approved the proposal for a temporary employment regulation file (ERTO) presented by both Barça and Espanyol. The two entities submitted their proposal earlier this week and have now been approved to launch it. The two Catalan clubs were the first two in the First Division to request this, so that they could face a few weeks in which, without sports activity, they would lower their income. Alabès, the third club to request it, has also received the permit.
The file presented by Barça affects all the professional athletes of the entity except those of the first men’s team, with whom an agreement has been reached. Barca players agreed to cut 70% of their salary, but making an extra contribution to enable club employees, with the exception of the highest paid executives, to continue to receive 100% of their salary. The second ERTO, the one for workers, will be presented this Monday. Workers have been notified that in some cases this could amount to a 100% ERTO of their salaries, though club sources indicate that they will be included in the state contribution (not more than € 1,200). and the part contributed by the players, most salaries will continue to be paid.
The Spanish case, with the approval received the ERTO, enters into force retroactively since it was processed and will remain in effect for the duration of the alarm. This measure affects the first team, but also the women’s team, Espanyol B and the youth teams A and B, and consists of a reduction of 70%.