CFL testing the players' resolve and may be underestimating them

The CFL union might be a tough nut to crack for the league. (Reuters)

The CFL union might be a tough nut to crack for the league. (Reuters)

Paul Friesen, Winnipeg Sun

, Last Updated: 11:21 PM ET

The CFL labour war ratcheted up another notch, with both sides firing off public salvos, Tuesday, after the league shot down a new offer from the players.

The latest developments pushed the players' frustration level higher and inched the union closer to a potential work stoppage.

"We're doing everything in our power trying to get something accomplished," Blue Bomber player rep Glenn January said after Day 3 of training camp in Winnipeg. "We're on the field, we're practising, we're contacting them, coming up with new offers, trying to negotiate. And they're taking a hard-line approach. It's disheartening to think they think that low of us."

The union's latest offer proposed a salary cap of $5.2 million in the first year, increasing to $6 million in Year 4.

The league wouldn't even sit down to discuss the players' move, saying its last offer remains its best.

 


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