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Basketball players in Spain unite behind their union in bargaining dispute

Tuesday 13 February 2018

The players of the top Spanish basketball competition “Liga ACB” have announced their resolution to strike indefinitely from tomorrow, 14 February 2018. The players and their union, the “Asociacion de Baloncestistas Profesionales” (ABP), took this decision after the breakdown in negotiations for a new collective bargaining agreement with league officials. Chief among the causes for…

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World Players Association launches Universal Declaration of Player Rights

Friday 15 December 2017

Today, the world’s leading player associations unveiled the Universal Declaration of Player Rights (the Declaration) to protect players from ongoing and systemic human rights violations in global sport. The Declaration, the first comprehensive articulation of athletes’ rights, sets a benchmark for international sporting organisations to meet their obligations to protect, respect and guarantee the fundamental…

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Bulgaria launches national campaign for the rights of children in sport

Tuesday 5 December 2017

Today, during the International Conference “Access to Sport: Sport – an Instrument for Social Inclusion”, the national campaign “The Rights of Children in Sport” was launched in partnership by Special Olympics Bulgaria, Bulgarian Tennis Federation, Bulgarian Union of Physical Education and Sport, ProSport Foundation, European Law Society and UNI Europa. This campaign was inspired by…

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Women players from across the world battle for equal opportunities and pay

Thursday 30 November 2017

In 2017 more professional sportswomen than ever have united to fight for the right to compete, better pay and improved working conditions. The new Gender Equality Principles of the World Players Association lead the way. Look no further than the announcement from the Danish footballers last week. After several months of negotiations including two boycotted…

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