CFLPA to provide membership with update regarding ongoing strike

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The Canadian Football League Players’ Association has informed its membership that an update is coming regarding the union’s ongoing work stoppage.

According to sources, the CFLPA issued internal correspondence to its membership late Tuesday night. The message indicated that an update regarding the ongoing strike was coming in the near future as the union entered the fourth day of its work stoppage.

It remains unclear if the union has provided any further correspondence since late Tuesday night, though 3DownNation will be reporting on this story and provide subsequent updates as necessary.

Seven CFL teams entered a work stoppage on Sunday following the expiration of the collective bargaining agreement on Saturday.

The two remaining teams — Calgary and Edmonton — will not be eligible to strike under Alberta labour laws until later in the week. The players on both teams reportedly voted 99 percent in favour of a strike this past weekend.

Monday’s preseason game between the Winnipeg Blue Bombers and Saskatchewan Roughriders was reportedly not going to take place unless a new collective bargaining agreement could be agreed upon by Wednesday, which means it remains in jeopardy.

John Hodge is a Canadian football reporter based in Winnipeg.