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Fiat workers strike over Ronaldo signing

Fiat workers strike over Ronaldo signing

Colombia midfielder Juan Cuadrado says he is happy to give up his Juventus No 7 shirt to the Italian champions' new signing and five-time Ballon d'Or victor Cristiano Ronaldo.

Ronaldo, who spent nine years at the Bernabeu after joining from Manchester United, completed his switch to Juventus few days ago on a four-year deal.

For the USB union, the decision means Fiat is missing out on investment. "The company should invest in vehicle models that guarantee the futures of thousands of people, rather than enriching 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", union USB Lavoro Privato said.

New Juventus signing Joao Cancelo has welcomed Cristiano Ronaldo's arrival.




Italian Serie A team Juventus agreed to pay La Liga squad Real Madrid the equivalent of about $117 million for the right to sign 33-year-old Ronaldo to a four-year contract.

He leaves as Los Blancos' all-time top scorer and a four-time Champions League victor with the team he joined in 2009.

Born on the Portuguese island of Madeira, where the airport is named after him, Ronaldo has had a successful career at Real Madrid, scoring 450 goals in 438 games for the club.

Despite being operated as entirely separate businesses, Juventus and Fiat Chrysler are both owned by the Agnelli family and are run through their Exor holding company. Because Juventus and Fiat Chrysler are partly controlled by the same owners, the announcement has triggered a union strike at Fiat Chrysler's Melfi plant in Italy.

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


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