Socceroos Collective Bargaining Agreement
Since the 1997 FIFA Confederations Cup in Saudi Arabia where the Socceroos finished second to reigning world champions Brazil, the PFA has been the exclusive collective bargaining agent for the Socceroos.
The Socceroos Collective Bargaining Agreements not only deal with financial matters, but many other issues including:
· club v country and selection policies;
· travel and accommodation;
· the high performance environment;
· marketing and promotion; and
· community and charitable activities.
With effect from 1 January 2011, FFA and the PFA signed off on a new 4 year Socceroos Collective Bargaining Agreement to run until 31 December 2014. The CBA is subject to review in 2013 when the game’s broadcast rights are renegotiated.
The key points of the CBA are:
· standard Match Payments will increase by 18% - 9% on 1 January 2011 and 9% again on 1 July 2011;
· Commercial Payments will increase by 51% on those set out in the 2007 CBA (40% if Australia does not qualify for the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil);
· Licensing Payments are forecast to increase by 41%, supported by a guarantee of approx. 60% (Licensing Payments will be about the same if Australia does not qualify for the World Cup);
· Players will continue to receive 50% of FFA Sponsor Bonuses for team performance;
· Players will continue to receive 30% of FIFA Prize Money for qualification for the World Cup as well as the 2013 FIFA Confederations Cup Brazil (there is no Prize Money for the Asian Cup);
· single rooms for senior Players where available for long tournaments (i.e. 2011 AFC Asian Cup, Confederations Cup and World Cup);
· the CBA will run for 4 years to 31 December 2014, but will be subject to a review upon the FFA broadcast rights being renegotiated (the current broadcast deal expires in 2013). This allows for the renegotiation of the CBA a year out from the 2014 World Cup;
· if the team performs as well over the next 4 years as it did between 2007 and 2010, it will play 21 official Matches (4 AFC Asian Cup, 14 FIFA World Cup qualifiers and 3 FIFA World Cup group games). A Player who is a squad member in all 21 will receive up to $430,000 assuming no change to FIFA prize money for the World Cup, which is expected to increase. This amount excludes payments for friendly Matches, which will be paid at the standard rate; and
· other CBA terms as renegotiated in late 2009 continue (e.g. re: travel, accommodation and commercial appearances/use of image).
SOCCEROOS COLLECTIVE BARGAINING AGREEMENT 2011 – 2014, AGREED PAYMENTS
Tourn Semi, 3rd
Bonus - Sponsor
Bonus - Prize Money
Socceroos Collective Bargaining Agreement 2006 - 2010
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