Amiens becomes 1st Ligue 1 club to cut employee wages amid COVID-19 pandemic

Ligue 1 strugglers Amiens SC have decided to engage in the practice of partial unemployment, a legal term in France, that sees all salaried employees receive a 16% pay cut until further notice.

This includes 1st team players. With no ticketing money in sight for the near future, ASC have made this decision in order to try to keep the club’s financial situation above water.

This has already been instituted by a number of French 1st division rugby clubs, but the Picardy side are the first in Ligue 1 to utilise this practice.

Amiens President Bernard Joannin has been in daily contact with manager Luka Elsner, and several important first team players about this decision. The Picardy side sit 19th in Ligue 1 and have relegation to fight against should football return.

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