Henriques and Dyer: Flexibility the key to resolution

01 Jun 2017

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ACA President Greg Dyer has weighed in to support Moises Henriques' statement that both parties in the current MOU negotiation must provide flexibility.

Speaking at a press conference overnight, Henriques talked about the need for both the ACA and CA to "give a little bit" in the interest of getting a deal done.

This flexibility was expressed by Dyer in recent correspondence to CA regarding the dispute.

"Certainly, it is the will of the players and the ACA Executive to resolve this by June 30." Dyer said.

"What Moises said overnight is exactly what we have been offering.

"We hope that this flexibility will be seriously considered by the CA Board when it meets this week.

"The players have always had and still do have flexibility.

"There is room to move to modernise this partnership.

"The ACA can discuss new models of revenue sharing, and how we can collectively manage risk."

The ACA have offered the following flexibility in recent MOU correspondence to CA:

  1. The players are open to a discussion of what is in and what is out of shared revenue streams.
  2. The players are willing to discuss how the adjustment ledger can be improved.
  3. The players, as partners, are willing to share in any shortfall to forecast revenues, in line with the agreed percentage of revenues they receive. This is important at a time of uncertainty around CA's major broadcasting and sponsorship deals.
  4. The players are willing to consider any CA proposals for new ventures and initiatives in a joint committee.