Cricket Australia is stepping up for the laid off staff. CA is making sure the staff have temporary work until the pandemic is over.
Currently, Cricket Australia is not eligible for the Government’s JobKeeper support program. This is since it has lost no considerable stream of revenue. Due to this reason, Chief Executive, Kevin Roberts, approached Woolworths for temporary jobs for the laid off staff.
He said that Woolworths is among the organisations who need more temporary staff at the moment. Therefore, he wrote to the CEO of Woolworths, Brad Banducci. He asked for jobs for those who have been laid off temporarily at Cricket Australia.
“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.”
The staff who are still working at CA are working on 20% of usual salaries. The executives remain at 80% of their usual base rates.
“It’s what activities are being paused and what’s the skeleton staff we require for the activities that continue and that leads you to a temporary solution, which is the national coaches being part-time through this period.”
The state associations and the cricket associations raised issues with the decision take by Kevin Roberts. However, he assures that he the majority of the stakeholders are supporting him. According to Roberts, Cricket Australia is working hard with all organisations. This is to make sure that things proceed in an orderly manner. However, right now the the stories that are being sold differ from the reality.
“We know that you won’t have 100 per cent of people and 100 per cent of stakeholders happy at any particular time. But the reality is that the vast majority of our people, our members, our stakeholders are very comfortable with how we’re working through this.”