Skip to Content

Players’ union, soccer leagues sign deal at UN labor agency

KIFI

By GRAHAM DUNBAR
AP Sports Writer

GENEVA (AP) — The global soccer players’ union and the group representing domestic leagues around the world have teamed up to strengthen their voice in negotiations involving off-field politics such as the international match calendar. The FIFPRO union and World Leagues Forum signed a new agreement at the United Nations’ International Labor Organization. The ILO said it was “the first global agreement on working conditions and rights of professional football players.” The move comes after years of tournament expansions and failed proposals for new competitions left many soccer officials feeling sidelined and active players saying their opinions were ignored.

Article Topic Follows: AP National Sports

Jump to comments ↓

Associated Press

BE PART OF THE CONVERSATION

KIFI Local News 8 is committed to providing a forum for civil and constructive conversation.

Please keep your comments respectful and relevant. You can review our Community Guidelines by clicking here

If you would like to share a story idea, please submit it here.

Skip to content