The Catalans have registered an ERTE that will observe the salary of both players and team employees cut throughout the pandemic.

Barcelona have confirmed they’ll make reductions in salary for each of their staff because of the disturbance caused by the coronavirus pandemic.

Spain has been in a state of alarm since March 14 and is still one of the states to be worst-hit from the spread of COVID-19, with 4,154 confirmed deaths.

La Liga has been suspended indefinitely, together with the RFEF having declared on Monday that professional soccer in Spain would only restart when the authorities give the go-ahead.

Barcelona have confirmed they’ll make reductions in salary for each their staff because of the disturbance caused by the coronavirus pandemic.

Spain has been in a state of alarm since March 14 and is still one of the states to be worst-hit from the spread of COVID-19, with 4,154 confirmed deaths.

La Liga has been suspended indefinitely, together with the RFEF having declared on Monday that professional soccer in Spain would restart when the authorities give the go-ahead.

It was reported on Wednesday that Barca’s squad refused to take a 70 percent pay cut and the team, following a meeting of the board, have confirmed they have registered a Temporary Employment Regulation File (ERTE) procedure.

The ERTE will affect both sports employees — including the men’s senior squad and all expert teams – and non-sports staff.

“One of the measures adopted, it is worth noting those associated with the office are prompted by the need to accommodate the contractual duties of the team staff to the new and temporary circumstances that we’re experiencing,” a Barca announcement read.

“It is all about the presentation of the various comparative files in the sporting area (soccer and other professional sports), as well as for the remainder of the non-sporting personnel.

“These documents will be processed prior to the Treball Department of the Generalitat de Catalunya when the team has shared all aspects associated with these steps, and their extent, with its employees, both sporting and non-sporting.

“Basically, it’s a decrease in the working day, imposed by the situation and the security measures completed, and, for that reason, the proportional reduction of the remuneration provided for in the various contracts.

“Steps that the club wishes to implement scrupulously comply with the formal labour regulations, under the standards of proportionality, and overall fairness, and with the only objective of resuming the action of this club as soon as possible.”

Barca also have announced a number of initiatives they’re launching in an effort to help fight the pandemic.

Club facilities are made available to the Health Department of the Generalitat de Catalunya, while the Barca Innovation Hub has been opened up as a study center for local hospitals and clinics.