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Statement – CBA Dispute

The Rugby League Players’ Association (RLPA) has released the following statement regarding the ongoing dispute under the Collective Bargaining Agreement.
 
“The RLPA is currently engaged in a confidential and private dispute resolution process under the Collective Bargaining Agreement with the NRL.
 
“There should be no direct public commentary regarding details of this matter and the RLPA is committed to maintaining this approach.
 
“To clarify recent reports, the dispute centres around the construction of the terms of the CBA and its primacy. In particular, the ability of the NRL to make changes to players’ terms and conditions of employment without consultation with, and the agreement of, the RLPA. The effect on the so called ‘stand down’ policy will form part of the resolution of the central issues in the dispute.”