Monday December 6 2010
FIGC call strike meeting

The Italian Football Federation will oversee talks between the Italian Footballers' Association and the Italian Football League on Tuesday in a bid to avoid strike action.

The players' union (AIC) has called for the drastic measure next weekend after failing to agree terms for a new collective bargaining contract.

A series of meetings have been taking place for weeks now, but no compromise has yet been found.

With time running out ahead of this weekend's Week 16 fixtures, FIGC chief Giancarlo Abete will chair crunch talks on Tuesday.

"An agreement needs to be found so that next weekend's proposed strike is diverted," stated Abete.

"I hope that tomorrow we can find a positive outcome to this whole situation," continued the Federation chief.

"The meeting is required in order to understand whether a compromise can be reached – or to understand why it can't be.

"We could have done without being protagonists in this, but the two sides haven't found a solution."

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