Absa Premiership

SAFA outlines Covid-19 cost-cutting measures

Danny Jordaan (Gallo Images)
Danny Jordaan (Gallo Images)

South African Football Association (SAFA) top brass have taken a voluntary 15% pay cut in a bid to support the fight against the spread of Covid-19.

According to the organisation's website, SAFA this past week discussed ways to help cut operation costs during the pandemic.

Members agreed to take a salary reduction as SAFA also recommended other ways to aid in the national pandemic response including:

- SAFA staff members have been ordered to stay at home.

- SAFA staff must be paid their full salaries for the months of March and April.

- The senior management agreed on the pay cut of 15% across the board subject to consultation with the staff and finalisation of the proposal.

- The staff who cannot work from home must take their annual leave as from 4 May. Those staff members who are working from home must continue to do so.

- In the event where staff do not have sufficient annual leave to cover the lockdown period, once annual leave has been depleted, unpaid leave will be taken.

- In this case staff who have worked overtime will be allowed to take leave in lieu of overtime worked as verified and approved by their respective general managers.

Soccer in South Africa has been suspended since 19 March due to the coronavirus pandemic.

- TEAMtalk media