Denmark Men's Team Offer Wages to Women

Denmark Men's Team Offer Wages to Women

Denmark women are on strike and did not play their friendly against the Netherlands whilst Denmark's men's football team have offered the women's side £60,000 a year as their pay dispute with the Danish Football Association (DBU) continues.


The DBU offered a temporary deal to the Danish Professional Footballers Association (PFA) on Saturday but an agreement could not be reached. The Danish PFA sent two proposals to the DBU and both were rejected. "It is very frustrating trying to make ends meet when you face an FA which does not actually want to negotiate," said Danish PFA president Jeppe Curth. "It's a very positive thing the men have done but it is not part of our negotiations," he added.


The negotiations, which are understood to have been ongoing for the past nine months, are focused on whether the women's national team players are employed by the DBU. In the new deal put forward by the Danish FA, the women national team are no longer classed as employees, which the Danish PFA strongly oppose. "The last one included an offer from the players of the men's national team, who offered 500,000 DKK (£60,000) a year from their agreement with the DBU to the women's national team instead. This was on the condition of the Danish FA securing the same basic rights for the women in their agreement as the men have in theirs. The DBU has unfortunately decided to reject both these offers."