Norm Smith Medallist
- Aug 25, 2005
- AFL Club
- Gold Coast
Interesting!And you are, in fact, wrong.
Football players are employees on fixed contracts. They're not contractors, which is what you're describing in your third paragraph.
Under the fair work act, employees can be stood down if work is not available for reasons beyond the employers control.
So this is where I don't really get why the AFL puts up with Paul Marsh's shit sometimes.
What's to discuss? If what you're saying is true, why don't they just tell the players to get f’ed?
How are the players in any position to demand anything?
I thought they had contracts and therefore had a right to their money. And although unreasonable, they at least had the AFL over a barrel and were within their rights to be driving the conversation.
But if they're legally not entitled to anything - the AFL surely just tells them to piss off?