1.1.3. Foundations Of Work (2)

Foundations of Work

Footballers are entitled to safe and fair working environments

Whilst we often hear about only those at the very top of the game - those earning the highest wages and attracting the biggest sponsorship deals - the reality is that the majority of footballers earn modest wages, usually in line with the average wage of any worker in the country they play in. A football player’s career is often uncertain, highly susceptible to factors outside of the player’s control and, by its very nature, short and seasonal. They operate in an extremely fluid, competitive and precarious jobs market, and it means that the potential for them to slip through the cracks is high.

Where we stand for

The same rights as everyone else

Football players are entitled to the same rights as any other worker, in any other industry. They, just like any other worker, have rules and structures in place to protect their pay, their contracts, their working conditions and environment, their health and safety, and their development.

Football's existing structures must be factored in

In cases where the football industry and the players require specific regulations, they must be collectively agreed between the stakeholders - for example, between leagues, clubs, players or unions on a global or domestic scale.

A job like no other

Professional football players work in an environment that only a select will share experiences of - the intensity of scrutiny from the public or media is unique to sport and other industries like entertainment and politics.

1.1.3. Foundations Of Work
Foundations of Work News

The Global Policy Compass: the guide to FIFPRO's support to players

FIFPRO presented its Global Policy Compass to its member unions during various online workshops. The 100-plus page document provides an overview of all the beliefs and values that drive FIFPRO. It is a live document that will guide FIFPRO and its member unions on all themes that relate to the world of work of professional footballers.

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Supporting players is what we do