Posted August 12, 2018 08:24:00 AFL players will be eligible for up to a $100 per week increase in the amount they receive for working overtime, as the Adelaide Football Club and the NSW Government have launched a joint campaign.
Key points:The AFL and NSW Government are launching a joint Labor and Coalition campaign for workers to be paid more for overtime in a bid to help pay for the looming $1.6 billion capital investment for the national capital region”The AFL is calling on its players and the broader AFL community to join the campaign,” AFL chief executive Gillon McLachlan said.
“The players and players’ association will be working with the government to ensure our players are compensated in a way that’s fair to them and to the AFL and to our community.”
Adelaide Football Club chief executive Brendon Gale will lead the campaign, which will also be backed by the NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian and the Premier of South Australia, Josh Frydenberg.
“It’s important for us as players to know that we’re working together,” Gale said.
Adelaide’s AFL team is currently in a five-game road trip to New Zealand, which includes a match against the Wellington Phoenix.
It will return to Adelaide on August 14 to face Port Adelaide in a clash of premierships.
Advertiser staff writers Nick Hagan and Tom Gower contributed to this report.