Fiat workers to go on strike because of Cristiano Ronaldo

Jul 13, 2018, 14:48 IST | A Correspondent

The Italian side confirmed the news on Wednesday after weeks of speculation over the move. In the past few years, Fiat have sacked many employees given the ever-changing and highly competitive international automotive sector

Fiat workers to go on strike because of Cristiano Ronaldo
Cristiano Ronaldo

FIAT Chrysler (FCA) workers are to go on strike over the company owner's decision to pay £88m to buy Cristiano Ronaldo from Real Madrid. Italy's Agnelli family owns 30 per cent of Fiat and hold 64 per cent in Juventus, the club Ronaldo will join next season, nine years after playing for the Spanish team.

The Italian side confirmed the news on Wednesday after weeks of speculation over the move. In the past few years, Fiat have sacked many employees given the ever-changing and highly competitive international automotive sector. Fiat's employees union feels the money spent on Ronaldo could have been better used within the company.

"It is unacceptable that while they [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. The owners should invest in car models that guarantee the future of thousands of people rather than enriching only one," the union, USB Lavoro Privato said.

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