Fiat workers set for strike over Ronaldo


Cristiano Ronaldo: Fiat workers angry over $130m price tag, seen as bad investment by the owners of Juventus

Juventus’ signing of star forward Cristiano Ronaldo for around €112 million ($130 million) has angered workers of Italian automaker Fiat, with the workers vowing to down tools.

Juventus’ owners, the Agnelli family, also controls about 30 per cent of Fiat Chrysler through a holding company. Workers are angry because they believe the huge sum spent on Ronaldo would have been better spent investing in Fiat.

The USB Union, which is leading the strike, said that the Agnellis would have been better served helping the lives of workers, “rather than enriching only one.”

“It is unacceptable that while the (owners) ask workers of FCA… for huge economic sacrifices for years, the same decide to spend hundreds of millions of euros for the purchase of a player,” a statement from the union said.

“The owners should invest in car models that guarantee the future of…

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