CFL labour talks slated for March, collective agreement to expire in May
Players recently gave league 'notice to bargain'
The CFL and CFL Players' Association will formally begin contract talks next month, the union said Wednesday.
"We met with the CFL in January and mutually decided to officially begin negotiations in early March."
On Saturday, CFL commissioner Randy Ambrosie said the league was ready to begin talks when the union was. The present collective bargaining agreement expires in May.
"For the past 15 months, at our request, we have met regularly with the CFL to get ahead of negotiations," the union statement said. "We have already resolved things like padded practices and use of live mic during games that have historically been bargained."