Women’s football takes the Congress: the agreement is formalized

first_imgA chapter in women’s football closes. The 1st Spanish Women’s Soccer Collective Agreement was presented at the Congress of Deputies, after clubs and unions gave the green light this Tuesday with the rubric of this document, which will regulate the labor landscape of the players of the First Iberdrola. After being unanimously approved in the lower house, the president of Congress, Meritxell Batet, accompanied by representatives of all parliamentary groups, the president of the CSD, Irene Lozano, about twenty players and the top representatives of the AFE and clubs, opened the act by crossing out a “historical” date this moment.Ainhoa ​​Tirapu, player of Athletic Club and spokeswoman for the players, she wanted to thank all her teammates for the unity shown in the fight for this document. The Basque goalkeeper also apologized for the delay of this agreement and the possibility that several companions have been harmed by this delay. “I would like to make a reflection. I have been the visible face of this process and people have always told me that I am very brave for it. Today I want to say that courage is that of all those players who in situations much more precarious than mine and less dignified conditions have joined and fought for this agreement. I feel proud of that great unity that this group has shown. Today is a day of celebration, but I have the shin of not having achieved this before and I want to apologize to all those players who have suffered labor inequalities. Today we put the first stone to continue growing in women’s football“Tirapu said in his speech. The president of AFE, David Aganzo: “It has been a negotiation of more than a year and I thank everyone for your sensitivity to this issue. It has taken a lot of negotiation and pedagogical. This first agreement is a labor change for all the players. I want to thank them for their courage and unity. The strike was a turning point in the negotiation It has been long and hard but today you finally have your agreement It is a pioneer agreement in Europe It is a historic day Tomorrow will be another day But it will be another day in which our partners will have your regulated labor rights. ” For its part, the president of the Association of Women’s Soccer Clubs (ACFF), Rubén Alcaine, stressed the hard work of all parties to reach a consensus. “It is something historical. We are very proud since the Association. It has been many months. We have to thank all the clubs and players for this moment. I want to highlight the work of the parties that have worked for women’s football and have allowed us to reach this moment “Alcaine said. The Federation, absent in a historical photoThe Royal Spanish Football Federation (RFEF) did not attend the presentation of the I Collective Agreement of Spanish Women’s Soccer, although this document regulates the working conditions of the players of the First Iberdrola, a new women’s competition that launched under his tutelage this summer the federative entity. “I would have liked to have been all the agents involved in women’s football, including the Spanish Women’s Soccer Federation (RFEF), which is the organizer of the competition and we understand that we all have to work in the same direction. But it is a respectable decision, “Alcaine said after the act in the parliamentary chamber. Aganzo also reminded him: “He is missed. We have tried to be all parties here, but the RFEF has also helped in this agreement and you have to keep working together. “It should be noted that RFEF has not been part of the negotiations in this collective agreement, since legally it is an issue that belongs to clubs and unions. The body chaired by Luis Rubiales asked for a presence at the negotiating table, but the parties refused. It should also be stressed that the arrival of this collective agreement has been possible thanks to the agreement between Mediapro and the ACFF, after the clubs failed to close an agreement with the RFEF in order to enter the Elite Program, initial solution to give viability to the agreement due to the 500,000 euros of revenue per club offered by this plan.The most important points of this agreement– It will be retroactive, with an application date of July 1, 2019.– Minimum salary of 16,000 euros per year at 75% partiality of the working day or, what is the same, 12,000 euros. In this line, it also includes compensation for all the players who currently have contracts with a 50% partiality or working day, with a mandatory change to 75%. Thus, salaries between 12,000 and 15,999 will become 16,000 euros gross per year, applying a linear increase of 2,000 euros in which they are 16,000 to 30,000 euros gross annually. The salary increase would affect 40% of the players.– Maternity protocol: In the event that a player becomes pregnant, she can access an automatic renewal without a limit in the contract. It does not include any section for breastfeeding.– Seniority Plus: the prize of linking would range between 2,000 euros (6 seasons) and 3,500 (9 seasons or more).– The personal scope of the agreement: limited to players who are called at least twelve official matches with the first team or in their case ten games played.– Rest of a day and a half weekly.– Holidays: 30 days per year.– Workday: 7 hours a day / 35 hours a week on a semi-annual basis, not including concentration or travel periods. In the case of home games, the concentration shall not exceed 24 hours, with a maximum period of 72 hours for visiting matches.– Financial consideration for the player of 15% of the agreed price in case of transfer or image rights (agreement between the parties is required). In the latter case, it is established that for a player who exploits her image rights in her own name, the amount that the club satisfies to that for the use of her image, name or figure for economic purposes will be considered as a salary concept.last_img read more