FICA today commented on the outcomes of the International Labour Organisation (ILO) Global Dialogue on Decent Work in the World of Sport held in Geneva in late January (accessible here). The ILO is an agency of the United Nations, and the tripartite Dialogue was the first solely focussed on the working conditions facing professional athletes.
The Dialogue was attended by players’ association representatives under the World Players’ Association umbrella, employer, and government representatives. Global sports governing bodies also attended as observers, including World Rugby, FIFA, and the IOC. The ICC did not attend.
The Dialogue adopted various ‘points of consensus’, which affirmed that:
FICA today confirmed the appointment of Tom Moffat as Chief Executive of the organisation, whilst Tony Irish will remain as Executive Chairman. Moffat, a former professional cricketer, and lawyer, from Australia, has worked as FICA’s Chief Operating Officer since 2016. The announcement coincides with the start of a new strategy period in which FICA will focus on: