Toronto (Canada), Jul 28 (EFE).- The players of the Canadian women’s soccer team announced this Friday that they have reached a provisional agreement on salaries with the country’s Canadian soccer federation, Canada Soccer.
The players said in a statement that they are “deeply disappointed” that the deal does not meet all of their demands and that there are “many important issues pending in future negotiation with Canada Soccer.”
“We have been forced to choose between receiving a fair share of the rewards of our teams’ World Cup successes and our commitment to receive the same pay and treatment as our men’s national team. It is a choice we should not have to make. “, they explained.
The agreement assures the players “at a minimum, the same payment” that the members of the men’s soccer team receive.
At the beginning of the year, the Canadian players went on strike to protest the discrimination they suffered from the Canadian federation in terms of pay and treatment compared to the members of the men’s team.
The soccer players denounced that despite the fact that the women’s team is seventh in the world ranking, while the men’s team is 43rd, they receive less money and resources than their peers.
The agreement occurs while the women’s team participates in the World Cup in Australia and New Zealand.
The players also warned that “this is not over.”
“We and the men’s national team remain committed to finding a long-term solution that provides fair and equal treatment to our national teams, as well as investment in the future of Canadian soccer, but for now, our team just wants to focus on the football,” they said. EFE