Highlights of proposed labour deal from Canada Soccer

Canada Soccer released part of its proposed collecting bargaining agreement with the men's and women's national teams on Thursday. Here are some highlights of its proposal:

— Players from both the men's and women's teams would receive a $3,500 appearance fee per game plus win bonuses up to $5,500 per player depending on the rank of the opponent. Each team would receive $1.15 million for World Cup qualification.

— Forty per cent (approximately US$3.6 million) of the US$9 million in FIFA prize money that the men's team earned in Qatar, Canada Soccer would go into a combined prize pool along with as much as 75 per cent of the Women’s World Cup prize money earned (estimated to be between US$1 million and US$4 million, depending on how far the team goes in the tournament).

— Acceptance of the deal could mean $10.29 million in total player compensation for the men from 2020 to 2023, depending on on-field success, and $9.64 million for the women over the same period, according to Canada Soccer.

— Canada Soccer says it says it has agreed to or is "currently addressing" nine demands made by the women's team last month. They range from a comparable budget to the men's team for World Cup preparation to business class travel, single room occupancy and a team chef at the World Cup — like the men — through December 2023. They also want at least one home game before the World Cup.


This report by The Canadian Press was first published March 9, 2023

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