The PFA Intervene as Bolton Wage Saga Continues

  • December 06, 2018 | By Chris Mann
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The Professional Footballers' Association (The PFA) has stepped in to help resolve an ongoing pay dispute at Bolton Wanderers.

Last Thursday, it emerged players, coaching and office staff at the University of Bolton Stadium faced delayed payment of their November salaries - due to be paid the following day - although it later emerged that chairman Ken Anderson had personally fulfilled wages owed to those on the non-footballing side of the business.

Anderson then met with a number of senior professionals via a conference call, during which players were advised monies owed would be in the necessary accounts by Thursday.

Reports suggest this has failed to happen, however, forcing the hand of The PFA for the second time in recent months.

Back in July, they became involved after a number of players failed to receive bonus payments following the conclusion of the 2017/18 Championship campaign - while severance packages owed to Karl Henry, Jem Karacan and Derik Osede forced a player strike that saw a pre-season friendly at St Mirren called off.

Wanderers set off for Norwich City on Friday, with Phil Parkinson's side set to face the league leaders at Carrow Road this coming weekend, although off-field circumstances once again look set to dominate headlines in the North West.

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