Delaware North, the provider of match-day catering and hospitality at Arsenal FC, is under fire from casual staff, and locals, for not placing staff into furlough.
The crux of the complaints focus on casual staff directly employed by Arsenal being paid through the Covid-19 crisis, while Delaware North’s casual staff at the stadium are not.
The Islington Tribune in North London has been reporting on the situation. The Tribune is reporting that some locals are too fearful to be quoted about their predicament.
The Tribune claims that one employee said that he was warned not to share the news that they would not be paid without the company’s permission.
We understand that The Tribune contacted Delaware North for comment, and they declined.
We are glad to report however that in the same article Compass Group were praised by the staff making the complaints against Delaware North. Some work for both, and say that like Arsenal, Compass were paying their staff.