Canada’s national team ends strike, but continues to negotiate

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The players of the Canada’s soccer team has ended its strikein which they demanded equal pay for men’s and women’s teams and 40% of the financial reward for his Qualifying for the World Cup in Qatarto continue preparations for the World Cup, even if They warned that ‘there are still questions to be answered and action to be taken’.

The team, which qualified for the World Cup for the first time since 1986, refused to play a friendly match against Panama by the controversy over the allocation of bonuses. The Canadian Soccer Federation He said he proposed that 30% go to the men’s team, 30% to the women’s team and 40% to the association.

The players, the association said, asked for between 75 and 100 percent of the money. A players card asked for 40%. This letter said that the compensation negotiations had been ‘unnecessarily prolonged’ by executives “taking a vacation” before players were presented with “an archaic offer” last week.

The the team apologized to Panama for the start of the strike, which ended with him returning to training this week, albeit without a resolution. “We, the Canadian men’s team, we decided to resume training in preparation for the route to Qatar. To be clear, we have not entered into an agreement with the Federation“, they said in a second letter.

The players met with the main leaders of the Federation Sunday evening and will continue the negotiation process, but questions have not yet been answered and no action has yet been taken. We are moving forward in the hope that the Federation will work with us to resolve the situation. »

Canada has matches of Nations League versus curacao Thursday and against Honduras Monday. In the World Cup, they will start against Belgiumsemi-finalist of Russia 2018, in Al Rayyan on November 23, in a Group F in which they will also play against the 2018 finalists, Croatiaand against Morocco.

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