Further GAA wage cuts as 'no major programme of games' expected before November

May 01, 2020

Director General Tom Ryan and President John Horan at the launch of the GAA's Annual Report. ©INPHO/Laszlo Geczo.

The GAA has informed staff that further wage deferrals will be put in place for May and June due to the Covid-19 emergency.

In April cuts of between 10 and 20% were introduced and the Irish Independent reported yesterday that the level of cuts will be between 15 and 30% in May and rising to between 20 and 40% in June.

In a memo to staff they were informed that "it is increasingly unlikely that there will be a significant programme of inter-county GAA games before the end of the financial year.”

This refers to the GAA's financial year ending on 31 October and the growing sense that there will be few if any games prior to that date.

The pay cuts are deferrals with the wages due to be returned to staff at a later date but the association has also informed its employees that this may not be financially possible.

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