09 Sep Afl Collective Bargaining Agreement
The AFL and the AFL Players` Association have agreed to vary the collective agreement for 2021 in response to the lingering effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, and have also agreed to work towards a new agreement for the period 2022-2024. * Please note that this document does not reflect the revised CBA agreement between the AFL and the AFLPA for 2021. For more information on these changes, see the attached press statement. After months of discussions between the League and the AFL Players` Association, the parties finally confirmed on Friday that a new collective agreement for 2021 had been reached. As part of the deal, the size of the list was reduced, with clubs having at least 37 players and a maximum of 44 players. The total number of players has decreased by nine percent for 2021, although current players will only lose 3.5 percent of their salary next year. The discrepancy between these two figures is the result of lower wages for incoming conscripts, the shredding of list sizes and provisions for the withdrawal of contracts. Every year, millions of American workers negotiate or negotiate their negotiated contracts. However, some employers are trying to undermine existing bargaining relationships and cancel many hard-won contract terms.
Trade unions continue to fight for the internal rights of workers and restore the balance of economic power in our country through collective agreements. Collective bargaining is the process in which workers negotiate, through their unions, contracts with their employers to define their terms and conditions of employment, including remuneration, social benefits, working time, leave, workplace health and safety policies, ways to reconcile work and family life and more. Collective bargaining is a way to solve problems in the workplace. It is also the best way to raise wages in America. Indeed, union workers have higher wages, better social benefits and more secure jobs through collective bargaining. Given the continued uncertainty regarding the effects of COVID in 2021, the AFL and AFLPA have also agreed on a system for 2021 in which players will participate in the financial benefit if actual industrial football revenues are to exceed the AFL`s current forecasts and be proportional to a reduced amount, the overall turnover of the sector is expected to be lower than the AFL`s forecasts. As part of the revised agreement, the AFL and AFLPA also agreed to set up a working group to explore future revenue creation opportunities, such as. B a revised game and revised rules for independent agreements and trade restrictions imposed on players. AFL Chief Executive Officer Gillon McLachlan praised the variation for 2021 and thanked AFLPA CEO Paul Marsh and AFL players for their full cooperation throughout the 2020 season and willingness to cooperate with the AFL and clubs to prepare for 2021. .