Gamers within the top tier of women’s soccer in Spain will strike over pay and conditions.
The new Liga F season is due to delivery on Friday but as a substitute avid gamers will walk out for the first two games.
The Spanish Gamers’ Association [AFE] said the strike turned into referred to as because of a “beautiful” deal might per chance well presumably no longer be reached.
Negotiations started a year within the past, when Liga F changed into legit, but the league said the avid gamers’ demands would lead to “economic failure”.
The minimal wage turned into jam at 16,000 euros (£13,700) closing season but avid gamers are soliciting for the minimal wage ought to be 25,000 euros for the 2023-24 marketing campaign, rising to 30,000 euros for the next season.
AEF is the biggest of a lot of unions which will be negotiating together on behalf of the avid gamers.
“The unbiased is to operate progress in these negotiations, to invent beautiful and dignified therapy for women footballers, (and) to address and decrease the current pay gap,” the AFE said in a assertion.
Alternatively, Liga F said they’ve already supplied the avid gamers a minimal wage of 18,000 euros, increasing to 25,000 euros over the subsequent three seasons, aid with childcare and financial attend to gaze, among other proposals, which turned into refused.
In a assertion, the league said that despite the unions’ “blunt” response which showed “absolute immobility in their economic approaches”, they had returned with a 25% amplify to the 16,000 wage, the elimination of half-time contracts and other advantages, but that too turned into declined.
“This Educated League is never any longer going to give in to tension or accept proposals that lead to the business give diagram of the competitors, and, therefore, the failure of women’s legit soccer,” the assertion added.
The important thing spherical of fixtures is due to take situation 8-10 September, with the 2d spherical of matches scheduled for situation 15-17 September.
Closing year, the delivery of the Liga F season turned into moreover delayed when referees went on strike calling for better pay and working conditions.
Women’s soccer in Spain has been caught in controversy over the previous few weeks after Spanish Soccer Federation president Luis Rubiales kissed Jenni Hermoso following the country’s World Cup victory in August.
The incident, which Hermoso says turned into no longer consensual, has overshadowed the group’s success and led to Rubiales being suspended and head coach Jorge Vilda being sacked.
England’s Lucy Bronze and Keira Walsh play their home soccer for eight-time Liga F champions Barcelona.