2.1.2. CBA

Collective Bargaining and Agreements

As a collective group, players have the right to determine what constitutes "fair working conditions"

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 – but this is still not the case in all countries, which leads to difficulties in establishing regulations across both domestic and international football.

Governing bodies in football can drown out player’s voices

This is unacceptable, and FIFPRO takes an active role in developing and pushing CBAS – ensuring that 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.

2.1.2. CBA (2)
FIFPRO Members Statement

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FIFPRO fully supports the strike action by the football players in Panama, organized with their union AFUTPA.

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Collective Bargaining News

How 100 American women players negotiated their first collective deal

The women players of the National Women’s Soccer League in the United States recently announced their first collective agreement.

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Players in Australia welcome new deal about working conditions

Security, stability and a more professional working environment, those are the main accomplishments for men and women footballers in Australia enjoy with their new collective deal.

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