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Filed: Wednesday, 21st December 2016
By: Staff Writer


The number of former Boleyn Ground stewards still working at the Olympic Stadium is down to just 35.

More than 250 stewards who used to work at the club's former home were offered roles at Stratford, West Ham United's new ground.

However since the club played its first game at the OS, more than 200 stewards have walked out in protest at the reduced pay on offer and poorer working conditions.

One former steward, writing on KUMB this morning in response to our Stadium stewards taunted father and son story revealed just why he had decided to pack it in after working for nearly two decades at Upton Park.




"I was a chief steward at the Boleyn Ground for 18 years and just a steward at the OS," they said. "I am giving it up at the end of the season, because I am fed up being tarred with the same brush as the new breed of stewards employed at the OS.

"These new guys have no affiliation with the club, the are badly trained (if you can call it training) and are just there to make a quick buck.

"Reports like this one would never have happened at Upton Park. The two Davids and Lady Brady sold the Boleyn Ground stewards and other loyal Boleyn Ground Staff down the river and as a result, the quality of and respect for the stewards disappeared at the end of the last season.

At the game vs Hull on Saturday the Boleyn Ground stewards numbered 35. If the objective was to let years of experience and quality stewarding go, the West Ham board have achieved that."





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