After being rejected by the Dimayor for several years because the players were not employers but clubs, the Colombian Association of Professional Football Players received this Monday recognition as a trade union organization from the Ministry of Labor, so discussions will begin to study the list applications , which they submitted in September 2019.
This Monday, the 36 clubs registered in the Major Division of Colombian professional football had an extraordinary meeting on the collective pact, during which the national government, which headed the MinTrabajo, highlighted the importance of giving a voice to the players .
Present at the meeting before the General Assembly were Ramón Jesurún and Andrés Tamayo, representatives of the FCF, Fernando Jaramillo and Lorena Novoa on behalf of the Dimayor and Astrid Rodríguez Cortés, Minister of Sports.
“As relevant points, the Minister presented the national government’s commitment to the development of women’s football and highlighted the constant work of the governing football organizations and their affiliated professional clubs; “On the part of the professional clubs and Dimayor, the sporting, economic and logistical aspects necessary to continue working for the progressive development of women’s professional football in Colombia were noted,” Dimayor reported in a press release.
Already during the five-hour meeting, it was decided to start dialogues between Dimayor, Acolfutpro and the National Government, as proposed in the Order of the Ministry of Labor of September 4, 2023. In the next few days it will be determined who will be the representatives of the clubs who will be present at future negotiations.
“The assembly reaffirmed the importance of acting within the framework of a social rule of law and drawing on the ordinary and extraordinary resources present in the system, given certainty about the legal positions presented in the course of the lawsuit,” reported the highest body of Colombian professional football
“On the other hand, in line with the position of the national government and within the framework of social dialogue, the Assembly authorized the President of DIMAYOR to appoint its representatives to the ILO body. This approval was strictly regulated by the affiliated clubs,” he concluded.
Dimayor proposes changes for the 2024 league
According to Caracol Radio journalist César Augusto Londoño, one of Dimayor’s proposals for future gatherings will be to change the format of the BetPlay League championship in 2024. The idea that the directors are considering will be put to a vote for the clubs to have a year-long tournament and two home runs.
“La Dimayor will propose for 2024 a one-year championship with two final home runs and a single champion, not two as it is currently played,” the journalist published on his Twitter account.