July 6 – International soccer gamers union Fifpro has warned footballers about “systematic and widespread contractual violations” in soccer, singling out Algeria, China, Greece Libya, Romania, Saudi Arabia and Turkey as international locations the place these dangers are excessive.
The union stated that non-payment of salaries was additionally a recurring downside for gamers in Algeria, Saudi Arabia, Romania and Turkey whereas second-division golf equipment in Greece usually stop operations with out honouring money owed.
Greece’s gamers union (PSAP) stated golf equipment within the nation owed greater than €25 million in unpaid wages. “The elevated variety of golf equipment in Greece that enter into insolvency procedures continues to have extreme penalties for gamers, pushing them into unending insolvency procedures with little to no likelihood of getting any compensation,” added PSAP.
“For the previous two years, Greece has been the nation with the very best variety of gamers looking for to get a few of their unpaid wages from the FIFA Participant Safety Fund.”
The issue of insolvency can be a supply for gamers in Romania, the place gamers are sometimes left with nothing, in line with Fifpro.
Two years in the past, Fifpro and world federation FIFA stated up a fund to assist compensate gamers, who’ve fallen sufferer to their golf equipment working into monetary issues. This yr the fund is price $4 million.
Fifpro additionally famous that it “is more and more involved in regards to the rising variety of international gamers who’re stranded within the nation as a result of golf equipment that make use of them refuse to offer the related documentation to depart.”
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