And finally…Fiat workers plan strike over monster Ronaldo transfer



Ronaldo

Workers at a Fiat Chrysler plant in Italy are to strike after its main investor decided to pay €112m (£99.2m) to sign footballer Cristiano Ronaldo for Juventus.

Italy’s Agnelli family owns almost 30 per cent of Fiat through an investment holding, Exor.

The Agnellis also own 64 per cent of Juventus, the club Ronaldo will join next season, after nine years playing for Spanish giants Real Madrid.

The USB union says the decision to sign the 33 year-old Portuguese superstar means Fiat is missing out on investment and costing its disgruntled workers.

The union USB Lavoro Privato said: “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.

“The owners should invest in car models that guarantee the future of thousands of people rather than enriching only one.”