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PFA: Salary Cap Unlawful and Unenforceable
PFA: Salary Cap Unlawful and Unenforceable
Friday, 7th Aug 2020 16:20

The Professional Footballers Association (PFA) has reiterated its criticism of the League One and Two salary caps, which clubs voted to instigate with immediate effect at lunchtime, describing the move as “unlawful and unenforceable” and says a notice of arbitration has been served on the EFL.

“We are disappointed at the outcome of today’s votes,” the players’ union said, having issued another statement last night in the lead-up to the vote.

“The EFL has ignored its legal obligation to consult with the PFA and the PFNCC (Professional Football Negotiating and Consultative Committee).

“As such, the legal advice we have received is clear that the salary cap envisaged by the EFL would be unlawful and unenforceable.

“The PFA has already served its notice of arbitration on the EFL and until such time that arbitration is determined one way or another the new regulations should have no effect.

“While we share the league’s commitment to protecting the long-term sustainability of the Leagues, the salary cap proposals voted on today have been rushed through without the proper consideration or consultation.”

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uefacup81 added 16:34 - Aug 7
How precisely is it illegal/unenforceable if existing contracts are honoured in full?

Surely it's no business of the PFA's what wages can/will be offered to its members in new contract negotiations going forward?
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Westy added 17:07 - Aug 7
It's the PFA that are saying the EFL is acting unlawfully by trying to enforce the salary cap.
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BrixtonBlue added 17:13 - Aug 7
Well said the PFA. This is a ludicrous decision which benefits the smallest clubs, so no surprise they voted for it. The drop between the Champ and League 1 is crazy. No chance for smaller clubs to have the dream of rising up the leagues, unless they're VERY lucky. Another nail in the football coffin. It is now imperative we go up next season or ITFC will only be a couple of rungs above non league. What a state we're in.
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SuffolkPunch70 added 17:15 - Aug 7
That's not quite what they have said - What is unlawful is the fact that they have not given the PFA or the PFNCC proper consultation time for this new law, which they are legally obliged to do. Therefore it becomes challengeable and will not stand up in a court or law - thereby making it "Unenforceable and Unlawful"
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TractorRoyNo1 added 17:29 - Aug 7
Jimmy Hill must be spinning in his grave
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Suffolkboy added 17:50 - Aug 7
Just one of the very dubious areas which characterise this ‘cobbled ‘ so called agreement .
This challenge will prove only the beginning ,for there’s no natural justice in what has been proposed ; AND the financial ceilings are quite ludicrous .
Let’s see what now occurs .
COYB
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Suffolkboy added 17:50 - Aug 7
Just one of the very dubious areas which characterise this ‘cobbled ‘ so called agreement .
This challenge will prove only the beginning ,for there’s no natural justice in what has been proposed ; AND the financial ceilings are quite ludicrous .
Let’s see what now occurs .
COYB
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Chrisd added 17:56 - Aug 7
Not really a surprise the PFA are backing their members, but the way clubs are spending money on player’s salaries many will go to the wall with players not having a club to play for. The salary cap is a good idea and much needed, but the L1 total could’ve done with being a little more realistic, £4-5M?
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Karlosfandangal added 18:22 - Aug 7
It today’s equal equality
How can you have some players earning in a month what some players will earn in a year.
Surely they should cap wages to clubs income. Ie 80% of turnover instead of the Championship average of 106% of income.
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Murphys_Law added 19:37 - Aug 7
I can see a player revolt here! Maybe they’ll refuse to play? An awful lot of ours didn’t turn up last year anyway 😉
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KiwiBlue2 added 02:04 - Aug 8
The proposed cap figure is absurd when compared with the Championship good luck to the PFA .......
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