Argentine Football Association and Player´s Union reach agreement on pregnancy rights for players
The development and promotion of women’s football is one of the pillars of the current Argentine Football Association (AFA) administration. Women’s football has been 1launched in March this year, which required each of the 17 participant teams to register at least 8 professional contracts. The majority of teams have actually registered more than this - Boca Juniors, for example registered . For this year, the AFA gave to each club a subsidy covering the annual cost of these minimum 8 professional contracts. For those interested, copy of tournament regulations is available 4
With the professionalization of the women’s game, the players were included within the league’s existing collective bargaining agreement (CBA), pursuant to which the minimum salary is equivalent to the minimum salary for the men’s “C division” (the 4th tier of competition in Argentina). However, negotiations started between the AFA and the Argentine Player´s Union to adapt the CBA to the specialties of women’s football, in particular the issue of pregnancy.
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- Tags: Argentina | Argentine Football Association | Argentine Player's Union | Employment | Football | Player Welfare
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Ariel is a lawyer in Argentina focused exclusively on the sports sector, mainly the football industry. He has particular experience advising on third party player ownership issues, player´s transfers and international sports disputes before FIFA and CAS. He has also spoken at conferences on these issues in Argentina and at international level.