Canada Soccer voluntarily recognises Canadian Men’s National Soccer Team Players Association
Canada Soccer announced today that they have agreed to voluntarily recognise the Canadian Men’s National Soccer Team Players Association (CMNSTPA) as the exclusive bargaining agent for players invited by Canada Soccer to train or to play for the Canada Soccer’s Men’s National Team.
The Players Association has been formed by players who have been called into any camp of Canada Soccer’s Men’s National Team since January 2021. This Association covers all current players and will be the point of contact for Canada Soccer, rather than individual players, on all issues going forward.
“This is an important evolution as we strive to establish a more consistent approach in how our Men’s National Team negotiates and communicates with our organization” said Earl Cochrane, Canada Soccer General Secretary. “We are confident this will help immensely in further progressing our open and transparent conversations with both our National Teams. The objective remains — to collectively find a resolution based on the values of fairness and equal pay and this news takes us a step closer to the reality we all want to see.”
In 2016, Canada Soccer also voluntarily recognised the Canadian Soccer Players’ Association (CSPA) as the exclusive bargaining agent for Canada Soccer’s Women’s National Team.
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