2.1.2. CBA

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 in football can drown out players' voices

This is unacceptable. 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.

2.1.2. CBA (2)
Foundations of Work Statement

World Leagues Forum and FIFPRO establish global employment relations structure in professional football

FIFPRO and the World Leagues Forum (WLF) have signed at the International Labour Organization (ILO) a ground-breaking agreement to take greater responsibility as social partners to strengthen collectively-agreed solutions in the football industry and contribute to its viability and growth.

Collective Bargaining News

Costa Rica Women’s World Cup collective agreement: An inspiration for Latin America and beyond

Ahead of the FIFA Women's World Cup, the Costa Rican union successfully negotiated a collective agreement on rights and duties for the women’s national team similar to the one already achieved in 2014 for the men’s national side.

Priscila Chinchilla - Csta Rica