It has been reported on the Eurosport UK website that the England women footballers face an uncertain future after reportedly refusing to sign new contracts.
17 of the leading English players (which include the vast majority of Team GB) are reportedly involved in the dispute following their expired contracts and negotiations hitting problems.
The players are reported to be earning £16,000 a year contracts and on the advice of the PFA (Professional Footballer’s Association), led by Gordon Taylor, the players have not accepted pay from The FA. Eurosport report that the players are paid on a month-to-month payment and they received no payment in December.
The players were offered a small pay rise to £18,000, which would be their first pay rise in three years, other issues include secondary emplacement for players and maternity packages.
I am sure we have discussed the issue of women’s player wages on Women’s Soccer United previously, but what are your views? It goes without saying, the huge difference of pay their male counterparts get and I understand that this is because of many factors but could they not invest a bit more in the women’s side?
Hopefully the players, PFA and The FA can sort out the dispute soon so the ladies can get back to playing the game they love and focus on the season ahead.
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