Footballers from Spain’s women’s top flight, Liga F, have called off a strike which postponed the first week of fixtures after an agreement over wages was reached, unions and the league said Thursday.


“Liga F and the unions have reached an agreement regarding the minimum wage that allows the strike to be called off,” said Liga F in a statement.

Five unions, including AFE and Futpro, called a strike covering the first two rounds of fixtures last week.


“The deal is in regard to the minimum wage, the main cause of the strike — accepted by the players as an act of responsibility to the fans of the sport,” said the unions in a statement.


Liga F has agreed to raise the minimum wage from 16,000 euros ($17,000) a year to 21,000 euros ($22,500) in the current season, rising to 23,500 euros ($25,500) by the 2025-26 campaign.


Players were asking for a minimum wage starting at 23,000 euros from this season onwards.

However despite the strike being called off, the unions said there were various other issues on which agreements have not been reached after a year of negotiations.


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