Looking for Clues...
- Nov 16, 2016
I agree, but it is their representative body, and is charged with negotiating for them.Protecting their rights and acting in their best interests are not always the same thing.
The idea that pay cuts will save jobs is age old and a tactical weapon in times of austerity. It was successfully utilised by Irish Government to shore up the bank bail out. As private sector workers lost jobs a campaign to make public service workers the pariahs was mounted, sufficing to ensure that no support was available for industrial action when public service pay was slashed.....
Anyway, cutting wages isnt the be all and end all here. Revenue loss from income tax is surely a consideration fir the government?? And why are the Government involving themselves in the running of clubs all of a sudden? Its not like there is assistance when clubs hit hard times.
The propaganda war is levied against highly paid players? What about Lewis Hamilton, Rory McIlroy or Anthony Joshua?? All high earners and no word about taking income from them? Why was there no furore over Formula One furloughing staff? Multi billion dollar industry......
There are many facets to seeking pay cuts from highly paid people, and there is Tory history concerning trade unions, which us one great reason to baulk at the proposal.
Football can and should sort its own issues, clubs can discuss contracts etc without interference from people who know fuck all about the sport. Whether Taylor and the PFA are good or bad at their job is really a side issue in all of this.