Accord Paritaire - Joint agreement

The formal written agreement of CPA and AIGCP regulates the employment contract of the professional riders

The Joint Agreement is a formal written document of CPA and AIGCP that regulates the employment contract of the professional riders establishing the minimum standards for working conditions in terms of, among others, wages and insurance.

Teams must provide their employed riders with insurance and pension. Self-employed riders must provide their own insurance and pension plan.

 

Key points covered in the Joint Agreement:


1. Minimum wage (WorldTour and ProContinental)

 

    2024 2025
WorldTour, employed riders:      € 42.047 (+5% vs 2023) € 44.150 (+5% vs 2024)
WorldTour, self-employed riders:   € 68,957 (+5% vs 2023)   € 72.404 (+5% vs 2024)
ProContinental, employed riders:   € 33,707 (+5% vs 2023)     € 35.392 (+5% vs 2024)
ProContinental, self-employed riders:   € 55,279 (+5% vs 2023) € 58.043 (+5% vs 2024)
     

 

 

2. Health insurance:

€ 100,000 per year

 

3. Life insurance:

€250.000 will be paid to beneficiaries chosen by the rider

 

4. Total and permanent disability insurance:

a sum of up to € 250,000 will be paid to the rider in the case he has to stop his professional cycling career due to an accident or illness. The insurance policy provides 24-hour coverage that encompasses both private and professional incidents.

 

5.  Hospital coverage: payment of hospital expenses in the amount of € 100,000 per claim.

This includes:

a)  all the inpatient and outpatient costs not covered by the social security relating to the rider’s hospitalization, for a sum of € 100’000 per incident and per individual;

b)  all the pre-and post-hospitalization costs not covered by the social security relating to the rider’s hospitalization, for a sum of € 100’000 per incident and per individual;

c) Repatriation insurance: full coverage of medical expenses or in the event of death occurring during professional travel.

These coverages will apply worldwide on top of social security.

This insurance policy does not impose any time limitations on hospitalization and repatriation coverage.


In connection with professional travel: this coverage extends beyond accidents occurring solely during training or races. It encompasses every professional trip undertaken by the rider, including but not limited to team presentations, participation in Cycling Esports competitions, sponsor events, exhibition races or events, and any other professional engagements.

 

6. Protection of personal data:

the parties agree that EU GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) or equivalent standards shall apply in all circumstances to the relationships between riders and teams. Therefore, the processing of the rider’s personal data must adhere to the definitions and principles expressed in the EU GDPR. Appendix 3 contains guidelines for the preparation of a "Privacy Notice", compliant with the requirements of the EU GDPR, to be used by each team according to its own situation and to the relevant legislation provided by each country.

 

7. Pension scheme:

minimum 12% of gross annual salary

 

8. Legal mediation free of charge in the event of disputes between riders and teams.

 

9. Notice of non-renewal

The notice of non-renewal of a contract must be sent to the rider before 30 September of each year, and in any event, prior to the contract expiration date.


10. Annual leave

Each rider is entitled to a minimum of 35 days of annual leave per year.

A new Joint Agreement was negotiated in 2023 by Adam Hansen (CPA’s president) and Richard Plugge (AIGCP’s president) and came into effect on 1 January 2024.

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