England Players WWC Huddle

Collective Bargaining and Agreements

The power of the collective

FIFPRO works alongside players and their unions to strengthen the power of their collective bargaining, a fundamental necessity to ensure decisions within the industry are made democratically. The main objective of a collective bargaining agreement (CBA) is to clearly define rules around working conditions, ensuring that all terms of employment adhere to the same fair standard across the industry.

What you should know

CBAs have been established for a long time in football

Thanks to unionisation, many players are free to exercise this right. This, however, is still not the case in all countries, which leads to difficulties in establishing regulations across both domestic and international football.

Governing bodies can drown out players' voices

FIFPRO takes an active role in developing and pushing CBAs, ensuring footballers have an appropriate influence over their working conditions.

Globalisation calls for more international co-operation

All players, no matter where they are based, should have the same fundamental right to collectively negotiate for fair working conditions.

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