Cricket Australia could redeploy stood down staff to Woolworths
Stood down staff at Cricket Australia may find themselves working at Woolworths after the chief executive Kevin Roberts.
As approached the supermarket giant and cricket sponsor about temporary work opportunities amid the coronavirus pandemic.
Roberts, who has maintained there is a united front in cricket about cash-saving decisions including mass staff stand downs on 80% pay cuts
until at least July, dug in further on his chosen approach on Wednesday morning
Also revealing that a home international season played without crowds could cost CA up to A$50 million in revenue.
CA is not currently eligible for the federal government’s JobKeeper support
Australia Programme having lost no major revenue streams from cancelled matches.
CA’s state association owners compelled CA to back down on their original proposal to shave 45% from annual grants
The Australian Cricketers Association (ACA) – no stranger to conflict with the governing body in Roberts’ time
Which are understood to be planning how to build elements of their fixed revenue percentage model into any revenue fluctuations next summer.
Roberts, though, has continued to defend his chosen tack, even asserting on Wednesday that he has “vast majority”.
Support for CA management’s remedies.
“I wrote to Brad Banducci the CEO of Woolworths given that Woolworths is among organisations that need more staff at the moment,
Roberts told SEN Radio.
“Our people and culture team are also working with other organisations who are in the habit of placing people in organisations
and industries that have a temporary need for more people.