Jul 12, 2018

Fiat workers strike over Ronaldo signing

Workers at a Fiat Chrysler plant in Italy are to strike after its main investor decided to pay €112m to sign footballer Cristiano Ronaldo for Juventus. For the USB union, the decision means Fiat is missing out on investment. The union added that it was "Unacceptable" that while Fiat Chrysler workers were making "Huge economic sacrifices", millions of euros were being spent on the purchase of a player. The USB union has called for a strike at the Melfi plant in southern Italy, which makes cars including the Fiat Punto and the 500X. Its members will walk out at 22:00 local time on Sunday and remain on strike until 18:00 on the following Tuesday. The factory is just one of seven Fiat Chrysler plants in Italy and the USB does not represent many workers there.

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