VSI
Dallmeier

Business Directory

Browse the Directory

Sign Up to the Directory

Levy
FC Business Twitter
FC business Linked in
FC Business facebook
FC Business Youtube

FIFPro Prepares Europe For Legal Battle

Mon 14th Apr 2014 | Legal

New details relating to FIFPro’s legal challenge to overhaul the transfer system will be presented today at the opening of a two-day European General Assembly, in Dublin.

Following last week’s presentation in Guatemala, where member countries across Division America united behind the initiative, FIFPro turns its attention to Europe as the campaign enters a critical phase of strategic global alignment.

FIFPro Secretary-General Theo van Seggelen said, “We are energised by the response from our member unions worldwide, and cautiously optimistic that the law is on our side.”

“We have an enormous opportunity, together with all stakeholders, to fundamentally improve the game.”

“However, it is clear that FIFPro needs to take the lead on this as discussions with other stakeholders expose an unhealthy willingness to effectively maintain the status quo.”

“This goes beyond FIFPro’s traditional role to safeguard the rights of the players. We also intend to prove that through the failings of the transfer system the football industry has become its own worst enemy.”

“We’ve concluded that more forceful action is needed to bring about change, and four months on since we announced the challenge there is no intention to change our strategy.”

 

The general objectives of FIFPro’s challenge to the transfer system fall under the following points:

 

  • Safeguard the workers’, social and fundamental rights of professional footballers as well as their fundamental economic freedoms
  • Create a balance of powers between employers and employees on the football labour market.
  • Improve the sustainability, economic and competitive balance of the football industry through new regulatory mechanisms targeting the product market
  • Improve football’s governance of labour relations through improved working standards and access to impartial arbitration or labour courts
  • Eliminate harmful and counter-productive restraints of trade
  • Eliminate ineffective and unsustainable financial practices such as inflated agent fees and third-party ownership

 

 Posted by: Aaron Gourley 

Icondia (Icondia-C-468x60.gif)
 
RETURN TO LATEST NEWS SECTION
SUBSCRIBE TO THE FCBUSINESS RSS FEED
 
If you have any football business related news stories you’d like to share then please contact us –
agourley@fcbusiness.co.uk  

To subscribe to our range of football newsletters including news, products and jobs CLICK HERE.

Add to: Google Google | Yahoo Yahoo | Live Live | del.icio.us del.icio | Digg Digg |

Related Articles

Legal Comment: Football’s Deep Filled Problem With Gambling

Fri 24th Feb 2017 | Legal

On 20 February 2016, the FA Cup fixture between Sutton United and Arsenal turned into a media frenzy and one to remember, for all the wrong reasons. Laura McCallum, solicitor at Harper Macleod...

Manchester City Charged Over Anti-Doping Rule Breaches

Thu 12th Jan 2017 | Legal

The Football Association (The FA) have charged Manchester City for failing to ensure anti-doping officials knew where players were for drugs testing. Manchester City have been charged for failing to...

Hitchin Town Player Sacked For Abusive Tweets

Wed 4th Jan 2017 | Legal

Alfie Barker has been sacked by Hitchin Town and is under investigation by the Football Association after vile messages from his Twitter account were sent to AFC Bournemouth and Republic of Ireland...

CAS Reduces Transfer Sanctions On Real Madrid

Tue 20th Dec 2016 | Legal

Real Madrid will have sanctions imposed on them by FIFA for breaches of rules regarding the transfer of minors reduced. The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) partially upheld the appeal of the...