A new report has assured many Canadian Men’s Team fans that they will have appropriate legal counsel as they seek a labor agreement with the Canadian Federation.
The players decided with return to training yesterday, the intent was then play the game Thursday. This was never a strike. With retroactive pay always guaranteed, they had to get back on the field. Hearing they now have hired legal council to proceed with negotiations. https://t.co/HB6xqnvKm0— Gareth Wheeler (@GarethWheeler) June 7, 2022
As they return to the field on Thursday, this was a crucial step in negotiations and with many questions still unanswered, this was the next logical step forward.
Could we see a deal by the end of the summer? The last reports had them close in percentages of prize money, but a key piece of talks was extras similar to those seen with the USA Soccer’s agreement last month.
Those include paid childcare, extra and complete ticket packages for players families at major events, (World Cup, Olympics) and more.
We’ll see how this develops as the Federation and players need to be motivated to land a deal here soon.