The Ottawa Redblacks have reduced salary amid the coronavirus pandemic.
“We’ve got to look after OSEG and make sure there’s a strong entity there at the other end of whatever this looks like. I also feel the weight of people’s personal situations — mortgages and bill payments — as do our owners,” team president Mark Goudie said in March.
The #RedBlacks have decided to rollback salaries of ALL employees by 20%. No lay-offs at this point. They’re the 4th known @cfl team to make reductions to either salaries or staff so far, but won’t be the last. @CFLonTSN @TSN_Sports @TSN1200
— Farhan Lalji (@FarhanLaljiTSN) April 5, 2020
The Redblacks are the latest team since the CFL’s decision to postpone the start of 2020 training camps to trim payroll within the organization. Montreal president Mario Cecchini said his team had no other choice but to take important measures. Meanwhile, the Calgary Sports and Entertainment Corporation has let Stampeders employees know they will be taking pay cuts.