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Exclusive: Sheffield Wednesday players consider stepping down over ongoing salary concerns UK News

It has been widely reported that the salary situation at Hillsborough is a problem right now, with numerous publications including The Star claiming that at least some players have not been paid for some time now.

According to Star sources, it is alleged that a number of senior Wednesday players – who are under contract with the club for next season – are considering handing over their two-week written notice on the back of unpaid wages.

Wednesday – like many other clubs – are battling the effects of COVID-19, with earnings having been all but wiped out in the past 18 months or so, largely thanks to the effects of the global pandemic.

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The Star has previously reported that – after discussions between the English Football League, the Professional Footballers Association and HM Revenue & Customs – Wednesday was one of several EFL teams considering putting the playing staff into action. leave, while national media have suggested that at least some players have rejected the request to do so.

Now, with Darren Moore doing his best to put together a team capable of forming a League One promotion challenge, there are suggestions the situation could get worse.

Sheffield Wednesday currently has serious issues on the pay front. (Photo by Shaun Botterill / Getty Images)

According to FIFA regulations: “In the event that a club does not illegally pay a player at least two monthly salaries by their due date, the player will be deemed to have a valid reason for terminating his contract, provided that he has put the debtor club in default in writing and has given the debtor club a period of at least 15 days to fully discharge its financial obligations. Alternative provisions in contracts existing at the time of entry into force of this provision may be considered. “

In short, if Wednesday was more than two months behind on payments, and the players contacted the club in writing, the Owls then have two weeks to pay them in full or the player can then terminate his deal citing a break-up. of contract.

The club were not available to comment on the matter.

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This notice was published: 2021-05-31 16:07:06