Cristiano Ronaldo’s arrival in Turin hasn’t appealed to everyone, as workers at the Agnelli family’s Fiat Group have announced a protest strike between the afternoon of July 15 and the morning of July 17.
The Italian company, partly owned by Juventus chairman Andrea Agnelli, is set pay 30 million euros for an advertising campaign featuring the former Real Madrid forward.
In addition, the superstar’s transfer will cost the Old Lady more than 340m euros in total, adding the player’s salary and taxes to his 112m euros transfer fee.
The Fiat employees, however, have seen their salaries frozen during the last few years and decided to protest against such significant spending on a single transfer.
“Is it normal for a single person to earn millions and thousands of families to just survive with their money until the middle of the month?” asked the company’s union leaders.