A planned strike in Serie A for this weekend has been postponed, but players’ association president Sergio Campana warned that if a new contract is not settled by November 30 the strike will go ahead.
Campana said the players are still not satisfied with two items on the new proposed collective contract-one clause that would prevent them from refusing transfers near the end of their contracts and another regarding out-of-contract players being prevented from pre-season training.
“Without these conditions it will be an automatic strike,” Campana said.
The first opportunity for the strike to be carried out after November 30 is December 4 and 5,.
The clubs’ transfer proposal states that when a player has a year remaining on his contract, he must accept a move to another, equally competitive club that guarantees the same salary. If the player doesn’t accept the move, he must reach a mutual contract resolution with the club.
The players’ association (AIC) also announced Tuesday it had reached a deal not to play January 6, which is a holiday in Italy. The 18th round will be played December 22 instead, making the holiday break December 23 to January 8, with games resuming January 9.