Blue Jays commit to paying baseball and business employees through Oct. 1

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TORONTO – The Toronto Blue Jays are giving their workforce some stability by committing to pay staff on a Uniform Employee Contract through Oct. 1, avoiding furloughs or terminations related to the COVID-19 pandemic in their baseball and business operations.

Some employees will take pay cuts from June 15-Oct. 1, with those above a low-earning threshold taking a decrease and highest earners agreeing to larger compensation reductions.

All Blue Jays staff will maintain access to medical coverage and benefits.

The club had earlier committed to pay all its workers through May 31, and as expenses mount with minimal revenue coming in, outdid several other teams around the majors in maintaining staffing levels beyond June 1.

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