1.1.4. Freedom Of Assembly (2)

Freedom of Assembly and Association in the Football Industry

All footballers have the right to a collective voice

Just like any other employee, footballers have the fundamental right to come together to express their collective views, or peacefully protest. Football has been exercising this right for over a century, with the English PFA being formed in 1907 – now one of 65 FIFPRO members across the globe who work together to provide a fair and safe working environment.

What you should know

FIFPRO is the global representation of players unions around the world

We work closely with each of our 65 members to protect the right of player’s representation in the football industry, and devise agreements with FIFA to ensure that our collective goals are realised. We acknowledge the progress but there's more that needs to be done.

We are proud of the progress thus far

However there are still many parts of the world in which the fundamental right to this “peaceful assembly” cannot not exercised.

National player unions can face challenges to exercising their rights

In some countries, workers do not have the freedom to band together as a union, which alienates players from the decision making processes that define their working environment. Where national player unions do exist, they can also face challenges to exercising their rights, too.

1.1.4. Freedom Of Assembly

Supporting players is what we do

Freedom of assembly News

FIFPRO supports new player association in Iraq

Players are organising themselves in Iraq in an effort to improve their rights and working conditions, and to get the respect they deserve as workers and professional footballers.  

Iraq Players Huddle

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