TORONTO — On Thursday night, the CFL Players'Association ratified a collective bargaining arrangement with the Canadian Football League.
The CFLPA announced the news via email. The CFLPA announced the announcement via email. This was just hours after both sides reached a tentative agreement covering seven years. And it came two days after Randy Ambrosie (CFL commissioner) revealed the final offer.
Ambrosie stated in a statement that “we are pleased that players have now approved a new collective bargaining arrangement between the CFLPA and CFLFL.” Soon, the CFL Board of Governors will hold its ratification vote. We are looking forward to a successful season, including preseason games this weekend, and a long and productive relationship with our players.”
The league's exhibition season will begin on Friday night after the players have accepted the agreement.
Monday's vote was against the tentative agreement that the union recommended players accept.