The state of alarm is an exceptional situation for everyone, including for the world of soccer. Economically, the confinement by COVID-19 is a slab for all teams, without exception. That is why many of the groups that militate in Second Division B Y Third division are requesting a temporary employment regulation file (ERTE) for all its employees and thus be able to overcome this crisis. The four Biscayan teams in the bronze category –Barakaldo, Arenas, Leioa and Amorebieta-, except for Bilbao Athletic, have already made this measure official. The last club to join an ERTE has been the Sestao River, of Third Division. Like its neighbors on the Left Bank, the sestaotarra table is committed to supplementing the salary of all its employees to guarantee all of their respective collections.
The request for this temporary suspension of contracts will be extended until the health alert situation decreed by the authorities ends. Until now, the competition has been stopped and has no resumption date, making it impossible for any employee to carry out their work. Likewise, the presentation of this ERTE is mainly due to «economic loss caused by this health crisis», As the Sestao River itself points out in an informative note. The green and black squad appreciates the commitment of all the players, coaching staff and club employees, “Who with their support have made this decision easier”.
Those of Las Llanas send a message of struggle and hope in these delicate moments. “We will suffer together and we will rise together. United, we will come out of it with more force if possible, and united, we will return to share joys very soon “, maintains the writing. Lastly, the note indicates that «we are possibly facing the most complicated game we have ever experienced and we are going to overcome these difficult moments with the values that we have always tried to instill in our club; dedication, sacrifice, commitment and now more than ever, solidarity and responsibility ».