A statement has been released by the Italian Players’ Association advising that it would not make up for financial motivating forces that would allow clubs to stop paying their staff. Yesterday the FIGC passed a series of goals, including steps to help Series A, B, and C clubs defeat the coronavirus pandemic’s financial challenges.
In any case, to ease the limitations that restrict a club from enrolling for the new season in the event that they have not paid their workers in full, the Players’ Association (AIC) fears that it leaves so many gaps that can be abused. Today, the AIC has examined the Federation’s decisions and communicated our great astonishment and disappointment at the choices taken,” read Football Italia’s statement.
“There is monstrous disappointment in learning that clubs from all professional degrees of the game can enlist for the 2020-21 season regardless of whether they paid just one month’s salary during the period March-June 2020. These are plans that we just can not accept and will damage the financial security of most professional football players in Italy.”
The Federation just plans to affirm in August that the clubs paid wages for March, April, and May 2020, with the prerequisite that they just need to show that May 2020 has been compensated for March and April.
It is a stretch, because there were games in all three professional divisions in March, while all the players had to attend routine training meetings from home on their club ‘s guidelines during the lockout.
The issue is that the clubs profit by the chaos on account of players and staff strike, which would be especially detrimental to those in Series C who don’t get as much as they do in the top flight.
Notwithstanding this, the Players’ Union wants to see the implementation of a framework that advances aggregate bargaining that can fix issues rather than advance legal action.