professional players better protected in the event of sick leave or pregnancy

This employer recommendation puts in place several guarantees for D1 and D2 players.


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After words, actions. Foot unis, the national organization of professional football employers, adopted on Friday March 1 morning an employer recommendation concerning the protection of professional players, the sports management of Radio France learned. “A first in the world of professional sport”affirms the union, which considers “that it is our duty as an employer”. Previously, over-the-counter agreements within certain clubs were in place, this is now a generalization for all clubs in the two French professional divisions.

This employer recommendation puts in place several guarantees for D1 and D2 players. Namely, the extension of compensation guarantees during periods of illness via work stoppage or during pregnancy and maternity leave. Among the measures taken, coverage for any work stoppage of the full salary for 90 days without conditions of seniority and waiting period.

90 days of compensated maternity leave

Concerning pregnancy, in the event of pathological work stoppage, players will be compensated for 90 days with their salary fully paid. For maternity leave, lasting 16 weeks, in addition to daily allowances, the club will cover the salary up to 15,500 euros monthly. The total compensation period is nine months. “A strong act”greets Foot unis, which will allow players to calmly consider welcoming a child.

These measures go in the direction of the professionalization of women’s football, with the creation on July 1, 2024 of the Women’s Professional Football League (LFFP) which will concern the 1st and 2nd division. These new rights are also intended to be included in the new collective agreement expected in the coming weeks.

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