IRFU looking for 20% pay cut among players as staff agree four-day week
Pay deferral scheme expected to cease on June 30th as it is not deemed sustainable
The IRFU are looking for a 20 per cent cut to salaries after non-playing staff agreed to move to a four-day week. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho
The IRFU are moving to a four-day week and a corresponding reduction in pay of 20 per cent. The Irish Times has learned that staff across all four provinces were briefed of the new measures on Friday morning and the Union are in negotiations with Rugby Players Ireland to achieve the same 20 per cent savings in player salaries as well.
The existing pay deferral scheme, which has helped to ease the financial pressures on the Union since the game went into lockdown on March 13th, will cease on June 30th and is not deemed sustainable beyond that point.