Statement on Bolton Wanderers Staff Wages

Paul Appleton, the Joint Administrator for Bolton Wanderers, has confirmed that all non-football related staff will receive their salaries for the period following the Joint Administrators appointment last week.

The Joint Administrators will, pursuant to the insolvency rules, adopt the employment contracts of those employees from the time of administration (May 13) and will review the position on a month-by-month basis. 

Mr Appleton said: “I understand this has been a period of great uncertainty, which has caused considerable hardship for so many members of staff. 

“The loyalty shown has been remarkable and it is clear the football club could not function  on a day-to-day basis without the sacrifices they have made. 

“On that basis, the Administrators undertake to pay wages and holiday pay to all non-playing staff from the time of our appointment. 

“The first payment will be this week with staff receiving a week’s pay in arrears and a week in advance. They will then be paid on a weekly basis from the administration until such time as a new owner is found whilst funds permit. 

“Unfortunately, we cannot pay any wages outstanding from before the date of our appointment.

“There will be an update on the position of all football-related employees in the next few days.”

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