Recruitment 2023 NRL Collective Bargaining Agreement CBA

Noitall

Noitall

Usman Khawaja from the Australian Cricket players association union has backed the RLPA. The significance of this is that the media are now reporting these stories of which celebrity is backing which side and this juncture is a new milestone in the process.
Wouldn’t read too much into that, there’s an article of Noel Cleal, rugby league royalty saying they’re bloody greedy.
 
wizards rage

wizards rage

RLPA has become a union.
The problem with a union in a position of power is their demands are narrow focused and short term.

The more they get within a limited funding pool, the less woman, clubs, juniors and the promotion of the game suffers. And they can use their position of power to essentially bully their cause at the other stakeholders expense.

With limited income, if you support the men getting more you must support the woman or juniors getting less.

The more they take for the short term, the more the long terms suffers, like when they are self interested into feeling that extra teams cut into their share of increased pay.

The NRL is charged with looking after all stakeholders. And it has been very generous by giving NRL men’s players an Australian pro sport leading cut of the revenue.

But the players want more. It’s never a good place when the tail wags the dog.
 
Noitall

Noitall

The problem with a union in a position of power is their demands are narrow focused and short term.

The more they get within a limited funding pool, the less woman, clubs, juniors and the promotion of the game suffers.

The more they take for the short term, the more the long terms suffers when they feel extra teams cut into their share.

The NRL is charged with looking after all stakeholders. And it has been very generous with players giving NRL players an Australian pro sport leading cut of the revenue. But the players want more.

It’s never a good place when the tail wags the dog.
Not sure the players concerns over structure around their retirement is short term thinking. Everything is structured towards the nrl and the club when you consider the amount of players seemingly forced into retirement for their club’s financial gain. Trbojovich is going through it at present where his value is declining because his body is failing him. I don’t blame them because their careers can be over in the blink of an eye. Worst case scenario Alex McKinnon.
 
wizards rage

wizards rage

Trbojovich is going through it at present where his value is declining because his body is failing him. I don’t blame them because their careers can be over in the blink of an eye. Worst case scenario Alex McKinnon.
Tom is on over $1m per season. He’s earnt more than the average person will earn in a lifetime.

You gotta feel sorry for guys that lose their career through injury. But that’s the career they chose. That’s the risk they take.

With his $1m per per season he should have insurance rather than saying let’s shaft the woman players and the juniors, the NRL owes me!

Their life isn’t over. If Tom retired today he’s still got 40 years to build a second career.
 
Noitall

Noitall

More than 160 American-based rugby league players have agreed to immediately fly to Australia to help save rugby league should NRL players decide to strike.
In an extraordinary development during the stalled collective bargaining agreement discussions, The Daily Telegraph can reveal the USA’s Championship Rugby League plan on contacting ARL Commission chairman Peter V’landys to offer a contingency plan to relocate to Australia to ensure the NRL competition starts.
“I have spoken with our players today and we have 160 ready to go to Australia if the NRL players go on strike,” Championship Rugby League president Tom Stevenson said.
“Today, I reached out to the coaches to get confirmation before calling Peter V’landys and all our coaches said their players would drop everything and be on the next flight over to Australia.”
The CRL comprises eight clubs in three states — California, Utah and Nevada. Competition officials also have players in their database in New York, Florida, Ohio and Colorado. Round one of the competition is due to start on Sunday, January 29.
America's Championship Rugby League is ready to send players to Australia to play NRL if the players strike.
“If the strike action is to go ahead, we would instantly pause our season and send over all 160 players to help save the NRL competition. The show will go on with or without the current players,” Stevenson said.
“If the NRL players don’t think there is somebody waiting in the wings to do their job for a quarter of the money then they are kidding themselves. Our players are ready.”
Little progress has been made in the CBA talks with players ramping up industrial action in protest. While unlikely, NRL stakeholders are bracing themselves for the possibility of a player strike.
“I am under no illusion our guys are not training in professional programs at the moment, but this move to Australia would keep the competition going for the fans and would keep the game’s broadcast commitments, which is employment for a lot of people,” Stevenson said.
“We could be over to Australia with all 160 players who are on the books at Championship Rugby League. We have a database of USA based men’s players with more than 400 names on it.
“American players are natural athletes with a strong grasp of the game and we play an entertaining style of rugby league. Who knows, it might even open the door for some of our players to be lured to the NRL.
“Most of the guys have played college football or have a Rugby 7s background in college and have taken to rugby league with a lot of passion.
“As an NRL fan, all this is kind of confusing.
“Players in Australia play for clubs, not billionaire owners and they represent the community and fans are attached to the teams, not the players.”
The CRL is made up of California franchises the San Francisco Savage, Sacramento Immortals, North Bay Warriors and East Palo Alto Razorbacks, the Las Vegas Islanders in Nevada, and Utah teams Salt Lake City Spartans, Provo Steelers and Utah Saints.
The competition’s mantra is: “We at Championship Rugby League are committed to continuous improvement, so we are constantly looking for ways to improve the experience for all our fans.”
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Worried2Death

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More than 160 American-based rugby league players have agreed to immediately fly to Australia to help save rugby league should NRL players decide to strike.
In an extraordinary development during the stalled collective bargaining agreement discussions, The Daily Telegraph can reveal the USA’s Championship Rugby League plan on contacting ARL Commission chairman Peter V’landys to offer a contingency plan to relocate to Australia to ensure the NRL competition starts.
“I have spoken with our players today and we have 160 ready to go to Australia if the NRL players go on strike,” Championship Rugby League president Tom Stevenson said.
“Today, I reached out to the coaches to get confirmation before calling Peter V’landys and all our coaches said their players would drop everything and be on the next flight over to Australia.”
The CRL comprises eight clubs in three states — California, Utah and Nevada. Competition officials also have players in their database in New York, Florida, Ohio and Colorado. Round one of the competition is due to start on Sunday, January 29.
America's Championship Rugby League is ready to send players to Australia to play NRL if the players strike.
“If the strike action is to go ahead, we would instantly pause our season and send over all 160 players to help save the NRL competition. The show will go on with or without the current players,” Stevenson said.
“If the NRL players don’t think there is somebody waiting in the wings to do their job for a quarter of the money then they are kidding themselves. Our players are ready.”
Little progress has been made in the CBA talks with players ramping up industrial action in protest. While unlikely, NRL stakeholders are bracing themselves for the possibility of a player strike.
“I am under no illusion our guys are not training in professional programs at the moment, but this move to Australia would keep the competition going for the fans and would keep the game’s broadcast commitments, which is employment for a lot of people,” Stevenson said.
“We could be over to Australia with all 160 players who are on the books at Championship Rugby League. We have a database of USA based men’s players with more than 400 names on it.
“American players are natural athletes with a strong grasp of the game and we play an entertaining style of rugby league. Who knows, it might even open the door for some of our players to be lured to the NRL.
“Most of the guys have played college football or have a Rugby 7s background in college and have taken to rugby league with a lot of passion.
“As an NRL fan, all this is kind of confusing.
“Players in Australia play for clubs, not billionaire owners and they represent the community and fans are attached to the teams, not the players.”
The CRL is made up of California franchises the San Francisco Savage, Sacramento Immortals, North Bay Warriors and East Palo Alto Razorbacks, the Las Vegas Islanders in Nevada, and Utah teams Salt Lake City Spartans, Provo Steelers and Utah Saints.
The competition’s mantra is: “We at Championship Rugby League are committed to continuous improvement, so we are constantly looking for ways to improve the experience for all our fans.”
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North Bay Warriors you say? Wonder how they go, could be our year.
 
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Wrighty

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More than 160 American-based rugby league players have agreed to immediately fly to Australia to help save rugby league should NRL players decide to strike.
In an extraordinary development during the stalled collective bargaining agreement discussions, The Daily Telegraph can reveal the USA’s Championship Rugby League plan on contacting ARL Commission chairman Peter V’landys to offer a contingency plan to relocate to Australia to ensure the NRL competition starts.
“I have spoken with our players today and we have 160 ready to go to Australia if the NRL players go on strike,” Championship Rugby League president Tom Stevenson said.
“Today, I reached out to the coaches to get confirmation before calling Peter V’landys and all our coaches said their players would drop everything and be on the next flight over to Australia.”
The CRL comprises eight clubs in three states — California, Utah and Nevada. Competition officials also have players in their database in New York, Florida, Ohio and Colorado. Round one of the competition is due to start on Sunday, January 29.
America's Championship Rugby League is ready to send players to Australia to play NRL if the players strike.
“If the strike action is to go ahead, we would instantly pause our season and send over all 160 players to help save the NRL competition. The show will go on with or without the current players,” Stevenson said.
“If the NRL players don’t think there is somebody waiting in the wings to do their job for a quarter of the money then they are kidding themselves. Our players are ready.”
Little progress has been made in the CBA talks with players ramping up industrial action in protest. While unlikely, NRL stakeholders are bracing themselves for the possibility of a player strike.
“I am under no illusion our guys are not training in professional programs at the moment, but this move to Australia would keep the competition going for the fans and would keep the game’s broadcast commitments, which is employment for a lot of people,” Stevenson said.
“We could be over to Australia with all 160 players who are on the books at Championship Rugby League. We have a database of USA based men’s players with more than 400 names on it.
“American players are natural athletes with a strong grasp of the game and we play an entertaining style of rugby league. Who knows, it might even open the door for some of our players to be lured to the NRL.
“Most of the guys have played college football or have a Rugby 7s background in college and have taken to rugby league with a lot of passion.
“As an NRL fan, all this is kind of confusing.
“Players in Australia play for clubs, not billionaire owners and they represent the community and fans are attached to the teams, not the players.”
The CRL is made up of California franchises the San Francisco Savage, Sacramento Immortals, North Bay Warriors and East Palo Alto Razorbacks, the Las Vegas Islanders in Nevada, and Utah teams Salt Lake City Spartans, Provo Steelers and Utah Saints.
The competition’s mantra is: “We at Championship Rugby League are committed to continuous improvement, so we are constantly looking for ways to improve the experience for all our fans.”
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Scabs.

As much as I am on management's side I hate people who cross picket line's unless they are management.

My company went on strike and I had to cross the picket line as part of management, They put shot glasses under my tires to blow my tires out but I saw them before I started my car and just moved them away.
 
Wrighty

Wrighty

Shaun Johnson can't be in favour of a strike as this is his last season surely.
The thought of losing half the season will be stressfull to him

On the upside the Warriors have a horror run in the first ten games playing top 8 teams from last year 7 times in those games. If we just lose say 12 games and they don't recut the draw then we would have a dreamy schedule. But surely they would recut the schedule I guess.
 
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Diesel

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What I don’t understand is the NRL nearly went bust in 2020 for not fulfilling their broadcast agreement. The same could happen in 2023 and the players lose out if there is a strike
 
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