Fiat Chrysler workers strike over £99m Ronaldo football signing


As reported earlier, former Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo has signed a 2-year deal with Juventus for 100 million Euros.

Both the football club and the carmaker are controlled by the Agnelli family through their holding company.

The USB union believes the decision is causing Fiat to miss out on investment, which the transfer money could have been used for.

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The union urged Fiat owners to invest in its workforce to bolster the finances of "thousands of people instead of only one".

"It's unacceptable that, while FCA and CNHI workers continue to make huge economic sacrifices, the company spends hundreds of millions of euros on the purchase of a player", Lavoro Privato, a spokesperson for the Union of Base Workers Syndicate, said in a statement. "I wish him all the best except when he is playing against Madrid". The factory is just one of seven Fiat Chrysler plants in Italy and the USB does not represent many workers there.

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Workers at a Fiat Chrysler plant in Italy have chose to go on strike following their largest shareholder's decision to spend a whopping £99.2m for the transfer of Cristiano Ronaldo to Juventus.

The workers plan to strike at the plant in Melfi, Italy, between Sunday and Tuesday, according to Bloomberg.

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