Castleford Tigers and Wakefield Trinity yet to agree pay cut terms with playing squads ahead of Super League's return

CASTLEFORD Tigers and Wakefield Trinity have yet to reach an agreement with their players over pay cuts ahead of a return to training next week.

Monday, 13th July 2020, 9:48 am
Updated Monday, 13th July 2020, 9:52 am
Betfred Super League returns next week. Picture: Getty Images.

Both clubs are set to resume training sessions in seven days and will hold further talks with the players union the GMB this week in hope of finding a resolution.

Trinity are understood to be waiting on a response from the players' union on their squad's decision over pay cuts they set out in April.

Meanwhile, the Tigers are believed to be hopeful that an agreement with their squad is forthcoming.

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Wakefield chief executive Michael Carter said last week: "The plan that I put in place in April, as far as I’m concerned, still remains as nothing has materially changed on the financial aspect.

“And while I didn’t go as hard as some clubs back then, that’s because I had a plan that got us through until the end of November and break even.

“That plan is still on track but it does involve the reductions remaining.

“Ours ranged between 20 and 30 per cent on a monthly basis and the highest effect over the course of the year I think was something like 17 per cent.”

According to the Daily Mirror, Carter has confirmed that one member of the Trinity squad is calling for a strike over the proposed cuts.