Italians call three-day strike to protest Ronaldo's Juve move

Friday, 13 Jul, 2018

Fiat workers plan to strike over Juventus' $131 million signing of Cristiano Ronaldo - saying the vehicle company should be investing in its employees "rather than enriching only one", according to reports. However, with a new investment strategy in place, Fiat claims that all employees across Italy shall return to work by 2022.

If Ronaldo can lead Juventus to the UEFA Champions League final, the media exposure for that year alone would be worth about $US58.3 million, according to Eric Smallwood, president of Apex Marketing Group.

"It is unacceptable that while the (owners) ask workers of FCA. for huge economic sacrifices for years, the same decide to spend hundreds of millions of euros for the purchase of a player", said the USB Union.

It said the firm needed to guarantee the future of thousands of people, "rather than enriching only one".

However, below are three Ronaldo's few records Messi could quite easily break now that the former Manchester United star have left Real. "His arrival in Italy is very positive because he'll also help with the money we can make for TV rights and other things".

As captain of the Portuguese team in the 2018 World Cup, he scored four goals, including a hat-trick against Spain.

The Agnelli family, who have owned Juventus for more than 90 years, controls Ferrari and Fiat Chrysler through its holding company, Exor, which owns 64 per cent of Juventus.

However, the impact of the stoppage is likely to be limited.

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