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Spanish Premiera League: Talks fail to advert strike action

08-18-2011 17:05 BJT

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The Spanish football league season is up in the air after the latest developments in a labor dispute. Premiera Liga officials met with members of the Spanish players' union in Madrid on Wednesday. A threatened strike would affect the first two rounds of the 2011-12 season in the top two divisions.

Several Spanish football clubs are in financial difficulty. Six La Liga clubs are currently in administration. The players' union said a proposed emergency fund of 40 million euros that the Spanish football league suggested was not enough. Union negotiators say that around 50 million euros was owed to two hundred players. League reps and the Spanish players' union are due to meet again on Friday. If there's no resolution, the work stoppage could continue through the second round of fixtures which take place on August 27-29th. This would mean the league wouldn't start until September 10th. It would be the fourth league strike in Spain but the first since 1984.

Editor:Zou Xian |Source: CNTV.CN

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