Professional Footballers Australia (PFA) today announced that it had recovered a substantial sum in match fees for two A-League players. The players, who cannot be named due to confidentiality concerns, are still contracted to the club at issue.
The A-League Standard Player Contract and Collective Bargaining Agreement (“CBA”), require clubs to continue to pay match fees to players who are injured in the course of their employment. Despite that one player was injured in training and the other in an A-League match, the club refused to pay.
PFA filed a grievance on behalf of the players under the dispute resolution clause of the A-League CBA.
The PFA withdrew the grievance earlier this week after the club agreed to pay the players all match payments due in full.
Any player who requires clarification or further information regarding match payments during the period of injury should feel free to contact the PFA for advice.