Fiat workers plan to strike over Juventus' $131 million signing of Cristiano Ronaldo - saying the auto company should be investing in its employees "rather than enriching only one", according to reports.
"It is unacceptable that while management continues to demand huge sacrifices from (Fiat Chrysler) workers over years, the same management decides to spend hundreds of millions of euros to buy a football player", the union said.
Ronaldo met Juventus club president Andrea Agnelli on Tuesday afternoon in a hotel in Greece, where he is on holiday with his girlfriend and family, before agreeing a four-year deal worth an estimated £500,000 a week.More news: Donald Trump again says he’s a ‘very stable genius’ at North Atlantic Treaty Organisation summit
It said the firm needed to guarantee the future of thousands of people, "rather than enriching only one".
The marketing leverage that Juventus will be able to create will be significant.
Milinkovic-Savic has developed a reputation as one of the most exciting young players in Europe since joining Lazio from Genk three years ago and he provided 14 goals and 9 assists last season as they narrowly missed out on Champions League qualification with a fifth-placed finish in Serie A. "That means more sponsors, more TV money and more prize money", he told BBC.More news: Tushar Arothe resigns as India women's cricket coach
Ronaldo leaves Madrid with a legacy littered with smashed records and a haul of trophies.
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.
Both Fiat and Juve are owned by the Agnelli family through their holding company, and the USB union argue that the signing will be at the detriment to possible investment in the carmaker.More news: Prince Harry, Meghan Markle visit Ireland
Its members will walk out at 22:00 local time on Sunday and remain on strike until 18:00 on the following Tuesday.