Players union slams club bosses' pay claims
This morning the FFA insisted the PFA had come to talks yesterday with new demands for an extra $3 million to be added to the salary cap.
But this evening the PFA hit back and insisted the salary cap increase - made up of $100,000 this year, followed by a further $200,000- was not new and had been on the table since talks began seven months ago.
The FFA has offered to include more flexible exceptions to the salary cap, says the PFA, which they claim would cost the same as their plan.
“The proposals tabled by the PFA yesterday in relation to the salary cap were not new. They have been tabled consistently throughout the negotiations," said PFA CEO Adam Vivian.
The dispute is now dragging on close to the start of the A-League and W-League seasons kicking off, threatening the competition if a deal isn't finalised beforehand.
Last week the Socceroos boycotted commercial appearances in Perth and yesterday the Matildas pulled out of a training camp ahead of next week's tour of the US which has now been put in doubt.
Vivian added: “The past few months have taken a toll on everyone in the Australian football community.
“Now more than ever we need to work together to resolve the issues that face our game."