CFL labour talks halted, one week before Hamilton Tiger-Cats open camp


Published May 6, 2022 at 4:23 pm

Contact talks between the CFL and CFL Players’ Association have broken down, just over a week before the Hamilton Tiger-Cats and the eight other teams were slated to begin training camp.

In a memo sent out to its players, the CFLPA said it rejected the league’s proposal for a 10-year deal that called for no increases to the salary cap and eliminated the Canadian ratio.

League rules require that at least seven of a team’s 24 starters on defence and offence must be Canadian nationals.

The union added Thursday night it walked away from talks after the CFL demanded players arrive at training camp even if a strike is imminent.

The current agreement is set to expire May 14, with training camps slated to open the following day.

The CFL pre-season is scheduled to kick off on May 23 with Winnipeg at Saskatchewan.

The two sides are expected to resume talks Wednesday.

— The Canadian Press

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