Its all systems go in the CFL Labour dispute.
The CFL has ratified its collective bargaining agreement with the CFL Players’ Association, so it’s back to a regular routine mindset for the players and owners. It’s a 5 year deal which will take the league through the 2018 season.
“This agreement provides stability for our teams at the same time it improves pay, health and safety, and mobility for players,” said CFL commissioner Mark Cohon. “We’re looking forward to a successful season and working together to grow this great league.”
“The players are excited to get back to the game that we all love,” said CFLPA president Scott Flory.
Highl-ights of the new pact include:
-Salary cap increases per team from $4.4 million to $5 million this year, plus a $50,000 annual addition each year of the contract.
-A cap minimum of $4.4 million this year, plus a $50,000 annual addition each year of the contract.
-Increasing the minimum salary $5000 this yuear to $50,000, plus a $1,000 annual addition each year of the contract.