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The salary that League F players will receive after ending the strike

Date: July 19, 2024 Time: 23:42:22

There have been 18 months of negotiations and meetings between unions and employers, but the League F strike has come to an end at midnight this Thursday. The footballers and the clubs reached an agreement to respond to the players’ main demand: the renewal of the Collective Agreement for professional women’s football in Spain and, therefore, the minimum gross annual salary. Hence, the salary they will receive in the next three seasons (2023-2026) will gradually increase, which until now was set at 16,000 euros per year. For this reason, this weekend, among others, the champions of the 2023 Women’s World Cup, such as Alexia Putellas, Olga Carmona and Salma Paralluelo, will be able to be seen on the field again.

The players will put their boots back on, the spectators will return to the stadiums and the ball will spin again. It has taken five meetings, which have taken place in the 13 days of September, to resolve the problem, end the break and be able to resume the competition. Although the rest of the footballers’ claims contained in that agreement will be discussed during the course.

Until now, the players had a minimum salary of 16,000 euros, something that made it very difficult for them to dedicate themselves exclusively to this sport, and which moved away from one of their great requests: that women’s football be professionalized. Therefore, the fact that their complaints have been answered means that the new season will begin this Friday at 9:00 p.m. with Valencia – Real Madrid at the Antonio Puchades.

How much are League F players going to earn?

With the agreement reached by the footballers and the clubs, it has been possible to renew the basic principle of the collective agreement for professional players. Thus, the minimum gross annual salary, of 16,000 euros per year until this Thursday, will become 21,000 euros this season (2023 – 2024), will rise next season (2024 – 2025) to 22,500 euros, and will reach 23,500 euros . in the third year (2025 – 2026).

But it must be taken into account that these are the base figures of the agreement, since the salary can increase to 23,000 euros this year, to 25,000 euros next year, and to 28,000 euros in the 2025 – 2026 season. Everything This will depend on the growth of the competition’s commercial income, as the F League explained in a statement.

What did the footballers of the Women’s League ask for?

It was on September 6 when, after negotiations, La Liga F announced that it was willing to offer an increase in the minimum salary to 20,000 euros this season only. With this, the entity chaired by Beatriz Álvarez improved its first offer of 18,000 euros and eliminated the possibility of reaching 23,000 euros, depending on the commercial agreements reached by the competition.

For their part, the unions were asking for salaries of 25,000 euros for this year, and 30,000 euros for the next year. At first, this led them to reject the offer from La Liga, with which they ended up reaching an agreement this Thursday and set the salary at 21,000 euros, with the option of an increase subject to the commercial agreements that the club can achieve. competition.

“The category is now professional,” celebrated the Association of Spanish Footballers (AFE), alluding to the previous agreement, in force until its update. The entity has also assured that there is still a lot of work ahead “to advance such important points as maternity, harassment protocol or compensation list.”

Salary gap: this is the minimum salary of the men’s La Liga

Despite the significant increase in the remuneration that the women’s La Liga players will receive from now on, the salary gap that separates them from their male counterparts is still abysmal. This is because the minimum salary for First Division footballers is 182,000 euros, nearly nine times more than that of women’s football, after the renewal of the Collective Agreement approved by the AFE and LaLiga last April. They are not even close to the salaries of Second Division players, set at 91,000 euros, four times more than in La Liga F.

There are clear examples that demonstrate this, such as the enormous difference between the money that Alexia Putellas and Frankie de Jong receive. Although the two play for the same team, FC Barcelona, ​​​​and despite the fact that the Catalan has been champion this year of the F League and the Champions League with her club, and is a double winner of the Ballon d’Or, she earns around 600,000 euros annual. On the contrary, the culé footballer is the best paid and receives 37.5 million gross euros per season.

The situation is not very different at Real Madrid. Salaries in the women’s section vary from 30,000 to 130,000 euros, while in the men’s first team the lowest salary is that of Joselu, who earns 2.5 million euros gross. On the other hand, the highest is that of Toni Kross: 24.3 million euros gross.

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Puck Henry
Puck Henry
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