Ex-players claim Rangers holiday pay - reports

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RECENTLY released Rangers players could take action against their former club for money owed over holiday pay, according to reports.

The Scottish Sun are stating that six of the 12 individuals released at the tail end of last season will challenge the club with help from the player’s union.

Former Ibrox stars are claiming money owed from Rangers. Picture: Donald MacLeod

Former Ibrox stars are claiming money owed from Rangers. Picture: Donald MacLeod

The claim will state that because the 2014/15 season ended on the same day the contracts expired, those released didn’t have the opportunity over the course of the working year to take all 35 days entitled.

There is no real precedent for such a movement and should the former stars be successful then it will be a landmark case, with other footballers potentially benefiting.

It is thought the outcome will hinge on whether an instruction is laid out in the contract stating that holidays must be taken before the deal expires.

If successful it could leave Rangers with a bill for a six-figure sum to pay across the six claimants, whose individual totals received will depend on what the details of those expired contracts were.

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