Denmark’s male footballers refuse salary increase to secure equal pay for women

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Denmark?s male footballers refuse salary increase to secure equal pay for women

Denmark’s male footballers have refused a salary increase for playing for the national side so that their female counterparts can get equal basic pay, the players’ union said on Friday, June 21.

 

“The men’s team chose not to ask for a salary increase … to improve the conditions of the women’s team,” union spokesperson Magnus Hviid told AFP.

 

He welcomed “an extraordinary measure to help take this small step in the right direction,” but acknowledged there were “still more glass ceilings to break to ensure equal opportunities and conditions within national teams”.

 

Hviid said the action by the male players “obtained the same basic salary for the women’s national team and the men’s national team, as well as better insurance coverage for the women’s team”.

 

The agreement, signed at the end of May, provides for identical match bonuses for women and men during away matches.

 

However for the moment due to no bonus for home matches, there remains a disparity in the…



Source: Linda Ikeji