ROME: The opening weekend in Serie A has fallen victim to strike action by players after a last ditch bid to resolve a long running dispute with their clubs failed. Players’ union, the AIC, and clubs’ union, the Lega, are at odds over a new collective bargaining agreement after the last contract expired at the end of the 2010-11 season. The strike was confirmed after the clubs rejected the AIC’s proposal of the signing of a temporary deal until June.
Published in The Express Tribune, August 27th, 2011.
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