The people in Italy and mostly the fans are going mad over Cristiano Ronaldo’s transfer from Real Madrid to Juventus. Among these fans, there are fiat workers in the southern town of Melfi have decided to go on strike following the move. The strike would take place from the evening of July 15 to the morning of July 17.
A statement was released regarding this reads, “It is unacceptable that, while for years you have continued to ask FCA (Fiat Chrysler Automobiles) and CNHI (Case and New Holland Industrial) workers to make enormous sacrifices on an economic level, the company spends hundreds of millions of euros on the purchase of a footballer.
“We are told that times are tough and that we must resort to social safety nets in anticipation of the launch of new models which never arrive. And, while the workers and their families tighten up the belts more and more the company decides to invest on a human resource for so much money. Is all of this right? Is it right that one single person can earn millions and yet thousands of families don’t even get to the middle of the month?”
The employees claim that this move only increases the disparity, and shows inequality on the company’s behalf.
“The company should invest in car models which guarantee the future of thousands of people rather than make just one person rich- this has to be the objective for whoever puts the interests of its workers first. If this does not happen, it is because they prefer the world of sport, entertainment and everything else,” the statement further added.
It is said that Juventus paid Real Madrid 88 million pounds and the figure could also increase to 106 million pounds.