- End of Strike: Spain’s Women Footballers Reach Agreement on Minimum Wages
- Positive Impact of Club Commitment in Negotiations
- Separate Issue: Luis Rubiales Resignation and National Team Boycott
Liga Profesional de Ftbol Femenino said that Spanish women’s football players have called off their protest after agreeing on minimum wages. The players went on strike at the beginning of the month, before the first two games of the season, because they were unable to reach an agreement with the league regarding improved conditions and pay.
“The commitment and repeated efforts of the clubs during the negotiation process have made a fundamental contribution to achieving the much-needed peace scenario without losing sight of the sustainability of the competition,” the FPF stated in a statement.
The FPF is the governing body of Spain’s premier women’s football competition. The strike was unrelated to the controversy surrounding Luis Rubiales, who resigned as head of the Spanish football federation this week following widespread condemnation of his kiss on Jenni Hermoso’s lips at the medal ceremony following the national team’s World Cup victory last month.
The entire World Cup-winning team and other prominent female footballers in Spain have stated that they will boycott the national team as long as the current federation leadership remains in position.
The parties signed a three-year contract guaranteeing a minimum salary of €21,000 (£18,000) for the current season, with the possibility of an increase to €23,000 based on the growth of commercial revenue.
The minimum salary for next season will be €22,500, with the potential to increase up to €25,000, and the minimum salary for the final season covered by the agreement has been set at €23,500, potentially increasing to €28,000.