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Worcester players are FINALLY paid overdue wages from May after club’s ‘short-term cashflow issue’

Worcester players FINALLY get wage arrears from May as Gallagher Premiership club resolves their ‘short term cash flow problem’ triggered by the Covid-19 pandemic

  • Worcester Warriors did not pay their players in May due to financial problems
  • The athletes considered legal action earlier this week, but have now been paid
  • The club said the delay was caused by a ‘short-term cash flow problem’
  • They admitted the Covid-19 pandemic had ‘severely affected’ revenue streams

Worcester Warriors have confirmed that all of their players have now been paid for the month of May after a ‘short term cash flow problem’.

sports post revealed that a number of Gallagher Premiership club team members had not received their paychecks on time but the issue has now been resolved.

It’s good news for Sixways players who were concerned about the delay.

Worcester has now paid athletes their May wages after 'short term cash flow problem'

Worcester has now paid athletes their May wages after ‘short term cash flow problem’

Players at Sixways considered legal action earlier this week over unpaid wages

Players at Sixways considered legal action earlier this week over unpaid wages

The Worcester players whose salaries were not paid on time received their payouts on Wednesday morning.

A statement from Worcester read: “Warriors can confirm that all players have received their salaries in full for May 2022.

“A brief delay in paying a small number of players was caused by a short-term cash flow issue that has now been resolved.

Combatants, like most major sports clubs and businesses, have seen revenue streams hit hard during the various lockdowns caused by Covid-19.

“We appreciate that the war in Ukraine and the rise in the cost of living remain uncertain and challenging times for many.

Worcester defeated London Irish in extra time last month to win their first Premiership Rugby Cup

Worcester defeated London Irish in extra time last month to win their first Premiership Rugby Cup

“As a club and company, we are deeply grateful for the support, understanding and loyalty of our bankers, suppliers, commercial partners, supporters and employees during this time.

“We will continue to diversify the range of activities at Sixways to generate more revenue for non-rugby matches.

“We are also working on plans for a major project to develop the entire Sixways site, which we believe will secure the long-term future of Warriors as a sustainable Premiership rugby club.”

Worcester finished the regular Premiership season in 11th place and has plans to rise to the top in the 2022/23 season under the new director of rugby Steve Diamond.

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