CFL, CFL Play­ers As­so­ci­a­tion to re­sume col­lec­tive bar­gain­ing talks next week

The Prince George Citizen - - Sports -

TORONTO — Talks be­tween the CFL and its play­ers on a new col­lec­tive bar­gain­ing agree­ment will re­sume next Mon­day.

Both the league and CFL Play­ers’ As­so­ci­a­tion con­firmed they’ll meet Mon­day and Tues­day in Toronto. They last met April 9 in Van­cou­ver to con­clude two days of talks.

The fol­low­ing day, CFLPA ex­ec­u­tive di­rec­tor Brian Ram­say told re­porters the CFL had uni­lat­er­ally de­cided to de­lay ne­go­ti­a­tions un­til Mon­day, at the ear­li­est.

Ram­say said the CFLPA was told the league had “other priorities” to take care of be­fore it could re­sume ne­go­ti­a­tions.

The cur­rent col­lec­tive bar­gain­ing agree­ment ex­pires May 18, with train­ing camps sched­uled to open the fol­low­ing day. Rook­ies and quar­ter­backs are sched­uled to re­port May 15.

Fol­low­ing the de­lay in con­tract talks, the CFLPA rec­om­mended to its play­ers they forego re­port­ing to train­ing camp if a new col­lec­tive bar­gain­ing agree­ment hasn’t been reached by then.

The two sides con­tinue to ne­go­ti­ate non-mon­e­tary items.

Talks for­mally be­gan March 1112 in Toronto.

The CFL and CFLPA had met twice a week over a five-week span be­fore the de­lay.

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