The AFL has suspended its strike action at a series of venues, with players and staff not allowed to walk off the field, despite the union’s agreement to end the strike earlier this month.
AFL chief executive Gillon McLachlan said the union was willing to suspend the AFL’s planned walkout at the Waverley Oval, but had decided to take the strike off because of the union agreements.
The union said it was prepared to resume the walkout after a “negotiated agreement” between the union and AFL to work out a “new and more effective” framework.
“We are working to finalise a new and more consistent framework for the AFL to negotiate,” Mr McLachlin said.
Mr McLchlin said the AFL had been “firmly committed” to working with unions, which had been in talks about a new agreement, but the unions had to come up with an agreement. “
At the moment, we are working with the AFL on the current proposal to suspend strike action and return to work as soon as possible.”
Mr McLchlin said the AFL had been “firmly committed” to working with unions, which had been in talks about a new agreement, but the unions had to come up with an agreement.
“It is important that we remain in contact and understand the union agreement that has been in place since December, and then work through the new framework that the union has proposed to deliver for us,” he said.