FFA CEO David Gallop made a pointed referenced to the PFA at Tuesday’s Hyundai A-League season launch, imploring the players' union to ‘get on with it’ in regard to on-going CBA negotiations.
Speaking at the launch of Season 11, Gallop spoke about his excitement ahead of the new season.
And he gave the PFA (Professional Footballers Association) a pointed reminder about their role within the game amid on-going negotiations for a new CBA (Collective Bargaining Agreement).
“I call on the PFA to get moving on signing the deal,” Gallop said at Telstra’s CIC venue in Sydney.
“Affordability is the key to this relationship, it always has been, and the deal that’s on the table is a very good one.
CBA negotiations continue on the eve of the new Hyundai A-League season.
“We’ve already achieved a lot in 10 seasons. Four years of sustainability with clubs, the average player wage is $135,000 and professionalism like never before,” he said.
Gallop also praised Western Sydney Wanderers fans for applying pressure on the state government resulting in a plan for a new 30,000-seat stadium on the site of their home ground at Pirtek Stadium.