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Vancouver Players Can Negotiate Their Own CBA

from the Globe and Mail,
Vancouver Canucks players have won the right to form their own bargaining unit in British Columbia, a move that would allow them to negotiate a separate contract with the National Hockey League. In a decision released yesterday, the B.C. Labour Relations Board ruled that the British Columbia chapter of the National Hockey League Players' Association qualifies as a "trade union" and can go to the players to seek a certification vote. Bill Daly, the NHL's deputy commissioner, indicated via e-mail that the league intends to fight the ruling. "We obviously don't agree with the decision and fully intend to exercise all rights of appeal," Daly wrote. "The decision is unprecedented in the context of professional sports, and is potentially destabilizing to our long-standing, league-wide collective bargaining relationship with the players' association."
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