When the AFL and the CBA can’t agree on something, it’s usually about something else
From left, David Gower, Mark Rylance, Michael Wines and Gary Ablett look on as the AFL announces the 2017/18 season at a news conference in Perth.
The AFL announced it will host a new conference, the 2019 AFL All-Star Game and the 2019 CBA between the AFL, AFLPA and the AFL Players Association in the coming months.
Photo: Daniel Munoz It’s not the first time the CBL has had a bad relationship with the AFL.
Back in 2017, the AFL agreed to make the CAB a member of the CFL but that agreement has been broken multiple times since.
At one point in 2016, the CPL had the chance to rejoin the AFL with a new CBA.
In 2018, the two sides failed to come to an agreement.
At the end of the year, the union also lost a case against the AFL over its treatment of the AFLPA, including the union’s refusal to negotiate with the player representatives.
But the AFL won its appeal, and in 2019 the CCL is the only AFL union that still has the power to unionise.
The CBL and the union agreed a new two-year deal with the CFA in October, but the CFPB upheld the unionist union’s claim that it was not entitled to union representation.
The union also filed a challenge to the CPA’s new collective bargaining agreement, but that is not yet underway.
The two sides are due to hold further talks on Tuesday.
In 2016, AFL players were left feeling left out of the conversation about the CSA, even as the union was holding a secret ballot for the union.
Players also felt that the CAA was not doing enough to keep players engaged with the game.
The lack of player engagement is also one of the main reasons why the CCA and the ACL have been left with less than two weeks to negotiate an extension to the new collective agreement.
The next round of negotiations will be held in December, and a new deal is expected to be announced in April.
This article was updated on Wednesday to include comments from AFL.
The article has been updated to reflect a statement from the AFL which states the AFL is “currently assessing the future of the 2019/20 season and working closely with the National Collective Bargaining Commission to understand how best to best address this issue”.