Riders union asks for social dialogue

With all the controversy and conflict in the sport of cycling in recent times, the voices of the race organisers, the UCI and the antidoping authorities have been forefront in the news, but one voice not heard enough is that of the riders themselves. Several organisations hope to change this disparity, and the CPA (Professional Cyclists International Association) along with the professional teams organisations the IPCT and AIGCP announced Friday that they have jointly requested the European Commission create a special "Committee for European Social Dialogue" for professional cycling.

The European Commission published a document on sport in July which acknowledged the "growing challenges to sport governance," and which specified that a 'Social Dialogue' could be established on a joint request and could help the parties establish commonly agreed upon codes of conduct or charters.

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