I was shocked and upset when news leaked out that the Calgary Sports and Entertainment Group (CSEC) would NOT be compensating hourly employees for games that will be cancelled because of the Coronavirus outbreak.
How can the franchise I adore so much do this to its own people during unprecedented times? Especially when so many other teams stepped up and did the right thing including the arch rival Oilers up north.
I had to do something to help. So my friends and I decided to start a GoFundMe campaign to support CSEC hourly and event employees.
Please help share it and spread the word if you believe CSEC hourly employees should be compensated.
As a long time Calgary Flames season ticket holder and former Saddledome hourly employee myself, I am very disappointed in Calgary Sports and Entertainment’s (CSEC) decision to not pay hourly and event employees for cancelled shifts as a result of the season being paused due to the Coronavirus outbreak.
It is troublesome to see these individuals left in the cold during these difficult times. Lots of teams and players in the NHL and other sports leagues have stepped up to take care of their staff and community. It’s the right thing to do. Arena employees are as much a part of our beloved Flames as the players themselves.
Let’s come together as a community and show them that we won’t leave anyone behind.
Please join me in helping raise funds to help our fellow Calgarians through this period of adversity.
100% of the proceeds will be donated to CSEC hourly and part time employees. I have contacts within the Flames organization and will find a fair way to distribute the funds. If the Flames ownership group changes their mind and decides to compensate their employees, all proceeds will be donated to the Flames Foundation, a local charity, or we’ll find a way to still compensate CSEC staff.
Click here to share or donate to the Employee Fund for Calgary Flames Hourly Staff.
Go Flames Staff Go!