Ex-stars ‘to take Rangers to tribunal over holiday pay’

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FORMER Rangers players are ready to take the club to a tribunal in a dispute over holiday pay, according to the Scottish Sun.

It emerged in July that six players, with the backing of the player’s union, were challenging the club.

Former Ibrox stars are claiming money owed from Rangers. Picture: John Devlin

Former Ibrox stars are claiming money owed from Rangers. Picture: John Devlin

It is understood that after months of failed negotiations, two of the players have decided to forget about the conflict, however four are willing to take it all the way.

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.

If the players are successful then Rangers will be liable for a five-figure bill to pay across the four claimants.

The date for the hearing has yet to be set.