Referees strike called off following agreement with football association

The Malta Football Referees association said it was now time to focus on the end of the season

The MFRA announced on Thursday that an agreement had been reached with the MRFA over improved fees for referees
The MFRA announced on Thursday that an agreement had been reached with the MRFA over improved fees for referees

Football matches sNo authorcheduled to take place over the weekend will be played after an agreement was reached between the Malta Football Association and the Malta Football Referees Association (MFRA).

“The MFRA would like to announce that after six difficult months, and agreement has been reached that will see us given the increase we deserve. We would like thank the group of four intermediaries that represented the MFRA. Now it’s time to focus on the end of the season and leave these problems behind us,” the association said. 

Yesterday, the MFRA announced that it members would strike as of Friday over a dispute with the MFA over fees paid to referees. The MFRA issues a directive to its members for them not to show up for scheduled matches over the weekend.

The association said the MFA had ignored two deadlines before which the revision of referees’ income. In response, the MFA said it disagreed with the position taken by the referees, given that discussion on a revision of match fees were ongoing.

However, following another meeting on Thursday, the MFRA announced that an agreement had been reached.

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