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Manchester United will slash overtime for ground staff, triggering accusations of ‘penny-pinching from those who need it most’.
Mail Sport understands club officials will drastically reduce extra hours for those who work on the Old Trafford pitch and United’s training grounds and youth facilities, which insiders claim will ‘chop the salaries of some lowest-paid staff in half’.
United, who posted record annual revenues of £648.4million a week ago, say they are modernising an outdated shift pattern to increase flexibility, match footballing needs and ensure staff get enough time off, while maximising productivity.
However, some of those affected say staff morale, at a time when the team have made their worst start to a season since the 1962-63 campaign, is at an ‘all-time low’.
It is thought those impacted, many of whom have decades of service, are being sent new contracts to sign.
Mail Sport understands that club officials have decided to drastically reduce the number of extra hours for those who work on the Old Trafford pitch and United’s training grounds and youth facilities
Some of those affected say staff morale at the Premier League giants is at an ‘all-time low’
United's problems continued on Wednesday as they were dumped out of the Carabao Cup
They claim they have been told they will lose their jobs should they not do so. Many of those impacted are on between £20,000 and £30,000 per year, which can be boosted by up to £15,000 with additional hours.
Some are now seeking second jobs — and one has crossed the divide to join City, though the club say that decision was made before changes were announced.
There is concern the ‘lost hours’ will be made up by new additions hired on less-expensive