CFLPA, owners huddle up in search of new CBA

The CFLPA and CFL owners will meet in Calgary on March 6-7 in hopes of making headway on a new...

The CFLPA and CFL owners will meet in Calgary on March 6-7 in hopes of making headway on a new collective bargaining agreement. (QMI Agency file photo)

Scott Mitchell, Calgary Sun

, Last Updated: 11:48 PM ET

It’s been more than three months since the Saskatchewan Roughriders battled the Hamilton Tiger-Cats in the 2013 Grey Cup.

 

The battle that takes place over the next three months, however, will be just as important.

With the current collective bargaining agreement set to expire the day before training camps open in May, the CFLPA and CFL owners are set to begin negotiations in earnest March 6-7 at the Delta Calgary Airport Hotel.

The two sides exchanged initial proposals earlier this month.

“I don’t think it was pleasing to anyone,” said CFL veteran Keon Raymond, who is one of two Calgary Stampeders player reps, along with fullback Rob Cote.

When the two sides meet face to face next week, Raymond is expecting opinions to be aired.

“I think we expect it to be a little rowdy,” Raymond said.


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