Plymouth Argyle considering up to 10 redundancies
PLYMOUTH Argyle is considering whether to make up to 10 of its non-playing staff redundant as part of “restructuring”.
The football club, which emerged from administration just over a year ago, has not made any official comment about the potential job losses, but staff were told at a meeting today.
It is understood potential redundancies are part of a restructuring planned when James Brent took over the club last year, and not due to any financial problems at Argyle.
However, it comes just days after Mr Brent told The Herald extra funds had to be pumped into the set-up after lower than expected attendances at Home Park.
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Last week he insisted the Pilgrims were in “good financial fettle” at the first anniversary of his takeover.
But today he called staff to a 1pm meeting at the football stadium, The Herald has learned.
He told them that up to 10 “office” jobs were under threat from Argyle’s non-playing pool of more than 250 employees.
The Herald understands the club has started a statutory consultation period and will be talking to staff in effected departments from tomorrow.
It is also understood the club hopes to avoid compulsory redundancies with volunteers coming forward. But it is possible compulsory job losses may be inevitable.
The redundancies are understood to be part of a planned streamlining at the club.