On February 15, we will give ‘notice to bargain’ to the CFL. Our membership is ready to begin negotiations as we seek respect and fair treatment. We met with the CFL in January and mutually decided to officially begin negotiations in early March.
Per the Provincial Labour Codes, “If the employer and the union are already bound by a collective agreement, then either party may give notice to bargain.” We are taking the first step to move this forward.
For the past 15 months, at our request, we have met regularly with the CFL to get ahead of negotiations. We have already resolved things like padded practices and use of live mic during games that have historically been bargained.
We remain focused on the key issues facing our membership and believe in the growth of Canadian football. As they have, CFL players will continue to directly inform our approach to a new CBA.
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