TORONTO — The Canadian Soccer League and the CFL Gamers’ Affiliation broke off negotiations on a collective bargaining settlement Saturday.
The transfer got here after the 2 sides met for roughly 16 hours into the evening Friday, then returned to the bargaining desk Saturday morning. The present settlement, reached in 2019 and amended final yr to permit the league to have a 14-game season, expired at midnight.
It’s unclear if, or when, the league and union will meet once more. Coaching camps are scheduled to open Sunday, however gamers with six of the CFL’s 9 groups might be in a authorized strike place Sunday.
Gamers with the Edmonton Elks, Calgary Stampeders and Montreal Alouettes will nonetheless report back to camp. That’s as a result of these three groups gained’t be in a authorized strike place till later in Might due to provincial labor legal guidelines. The common season is scheduled to start June 9.
Negotiations resumed Wednesday, six days after the CFLPA rejected the CFL’s first proposal. The lone earlier CFL strike got here in 1974 and was resolved earlier than the season.
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