Fiat Workers Announce Strike As A Result Of Cristiano Ronaldo’s £500 000-A-Week Juventus Wages
Juventus’ £100mill move for G.O.A.T contender, C. Ronaldo has caused an Italian trade union to announce that Fiat workers will go on strike.
Juventus is owned by the holding company Exor, which also owns Fiat Chrysler Automobiles [FCA] and CNH Industrial [CNHI]. Exor is controlled by the Agnelli Family.
There has been suggestions that Fiat will fund some of Ronaldo’s £500 000-a-week wage bill…….and that has prompted a noticeable response from the Unione Sindicale di Base[USB] which has said that workers at a plant in Melfi will go onstrike between July 15 and July 17.
‘It is 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’, a statement from the USB read.
‘We are told it is a difficult moment that we need to resort to social safety nets, waiting for the launch of new models that 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!’
Is this alright? Is it normal for one person to earn millions, while thousands of families can’t even get to the middle of the month?’
‘We are all employees of the same owner, but in this moment of enormous social difficulty, this difference in treatment cannot and must not be accepted’.
‘The Fiat workers have made the company’s fortune for at least 3 generations … and in return, they have only ever received a life of misery’.
‘The company should invest in car models that guarantee the futures of thousands of people rather than enriching only one’.
‘That should be the objective, a company that puts the interests of their employees first. If it isn’t, it’s because they prefer the world of games, entertainment and everything else’.
‘For the reasons described, the Unione Sindacale di Base has declared a strike at FCA Melfi between 22:00 on Sunday July 15 and 6:00 on Tuesday July 17’.
Over to the jury of public opinion……do you think it is a fair move by the workers or that they are just being oblivious to the greater impact this Ronaldo deal could have on them or is it just sheer jealousy?