May 29, 2014 1:55 pm
Updated: May 29, 2014 3:21 pm

Labour talks break off between CFL, CFLPA

CFL commissioner Mark Cohon says it's "a good thing" that talks between the league and players will resume Thursday after a long day of negotiations Wednesday.

Global News

TORONTO – Talks between the CFL and its players on a new collective bargaining agreement have broken down.

Representatives from the CFL left the second day of talks abruptly, and CFL Players’ Association president Scott Flory says the league rejected a new union proposal.

Flory says the CFLPA came off its original demand of revenue sharing, offering a compromise it called a “Revenue Protection Clause.”

It allowed for a fixed cap, starting at $5.8 million, for a minimum for two years.

After the second year, if there was an increase in revenue on a league-wide basis of more than $12 million, excluding Grey Cup, the parties would renegotiate the cap or the collective bargaining agreement would be jointly terminated at the end of that season.

The union also proposed a one-time bonus to veteran players to a minimum compensation of $15,000 each.

The two sides met face-to-face Thursday morning following 12 hours of talks on Wednesday.

The league left shortly afterward, presumably with a new union proposal in hand.

Global News

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