After coming to an agreement on minimum salaries, the unions that represent players in Spain’s women’s soccer league have called off their strike, according to a statement released by the Futbol Profesional Femenino (FPF) organization on Thursday.
After failing to reach an agreement with the league about improved working conditions and compensation, the players went on strike at the beginning of the month, which occurred before the first two games of the new season.
“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 said in a statement. “This has made a fundamental contribution to achieving the much-needed peace scenario without losing sight of the sustainability of the competition.”
“A scenario that we hope will show the way to the rest of the institutions that form part of Spanish sport and allow the project of women’s professional football to move forward,” the authors write. “A scenario that we hope will show the way to the rest of the institutions that form part of Spanish sport.”
The FPF is the organization that is responsible for running Spain’s top league for women’s soccer.
The walkout has nothing to do with the controversy surrounding Luis Rubiales, who resigned as head of the Spanish football federation this week after widespread condemnation of his kiss on the lips of Spanish player Jenni Hermoso at the medal ceremony following the national side’s victory at the World Cup last month. The kiss occurred during the medal ceremony after the national team won the tournament.
It has been announced by the entire team that won the World Cup as well as other prominent female footballers in Spain that they will not participate in the national women’s team as long as the current leadership of that organization is in place.
The parties came to an agreement that will last for the next three seasons and will guarantee a minimum wage of 21,000 euros ($22,550) for the current season. However, this basic salary has the potential to increase to 23,000 euros depending on the growth of commercial income.
The minimum pay for the next season has been set at 22,500 euros and has the ability to increase to 25,000 euros. The minimum salary for the following season has been set at 23,500 euros and has the potential to increase to 28,000 euros. The minimum salary for the last season covered by the agreement has been set at 23,500 euros and has the potential to increase to 28,000 euros.