Scottish Premier League referees get pay rise

SPL referees get pay rise
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Scottish Premier League referees receive a pay increase as of next season.

Scottish Premier League referees have secured a 5% pay increase as of next season.

Officials will now receive £840 per game, having initially tried to negotiate a £1,000 per game deal.

SPL chief executive Neil Doncaster said: "I am delighted that we have reached an agreement with the SSFRA which links an increase in match officials' fees with the financial health of the SPL as a whole."

"I would like to thank the SPL and the Scottish FA for their ongoing support and commitment to referees in this country," he added.

Last season saw unprecedented strike action by SPL officials following sustanied criticism over their performances.

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