The first Spanish women’s division has its collective agreement

The first Spanish women’s division has its collective agreement
The date of 18 February 2020 marked a turning point in the careers of Spanish women footballers. After a long process of negotiation and a period of strike in October 2019 during which 93% of the women footballers of the Liga Primera Iberdrola participated, the first collective agreement was finally signed to regulate their employment situation.

The collective agreement for women’s football was signed by the Association of Clubs (ACFF) on the one hand, and the National Association of Spanish Football Players (AFE) and the Football Players’ Union ON on the other, and aims to improve the players’ conditions to enable professional women’s football to survive.

This collective agreement has a retroactive effect (Article 4). Its application starts on 1 July 2019 and ends on 30 June 2020. If it is not denounced, by any of the parties, at least three months before the date of its termination, it will be successively extended for periods of one football season (Article 5, paragraph...

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