CFL labour talks to resume Wednesday

Labour negotiations between the CFL and the CFL Players' Association will resume Wednesday in Toronto, according to a CFLPA media release issued Sunday.

Current collective bargaining agreement expires Thursday at midnight ET

Former NFL wide receiver Chad Johnson and other CFL players hope to open 2014 training camp next Sunday as scheduled. (Sam Wolfe/Associated Press)

Labour negotiations between the CFL Players' Association and the CFL will resume Wednesday in Toronto.

The CFLPA confirmed talks will pick up next week in a release sent on Sunday, stating that CFLPA president Scott Flory "reached out to [CFL] commissioner Mark Cohon via telephone." 

The two sides had broken off negotiations earlier this week.

The current agreement expires Thursday at midnight ET, with training camps scheduled to open next Sunday.

The regular season is slated to kick off June 26.

There has been one players' strike since the formation of the CFLPA in 1965.

It came in 1974 and lasted three weeks during training camp before a three-year agreement was signed with no regular-season games lost.


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