Labour talks break off between CFL, CFLPA
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.
© The Canadian Press, 2014