A couple of days ago, Cristiano Ronaldo ended his nine-year-long stint with Real Madrid and joined Juventus FC for the approximate sum of €100 million. As per a report published in Football Italia, the fees for the transfer will be paid by Juventus’ parent company Exor, which owns Fiat. This hasn’t gone down well with the workers of Fiat.
Thus, the workers of Fiat are planning to go on strike. It’s unacceptable that while FCA and CNHI workers continue to make huge economic sacrifices, the company then spends hundreds of millions of euros on the purchase of a player. We’re told that times are tough, that we need to resort to social safety nets, waiting for the launch of new models, which never arrive. And while the workers and their families tighten their belts more and more, the company decides to invest a lot of money on a single human resource,” a release from the trade union was quoted as saying by the Bleacher Report. “For the reasons described above, the Unione Sindacale di Base has declared a strike at FCA Melfi between 10 p.m. on Sunday, July 15 and 6 p.m. on Tuesday, July 17,” it further added.
Cristiano Ronaldo has signed a four year long deal with Juventus and the jerseys too have gone on sale. While ending his stint with Real Madrid, Ronaldo put out an emotional post thanking everyone at the club. He wrote, “Real Madrid have captured my heart and those of my family members and for that reason, now more than ever, I want to say thank you: thanks to the club, the president, the club’s directors, my teammates, all of the coaching staff, the doctors, physios and the incredible staff who ensure that everything works as it should and tirelessly take care of every single detail.”