Fiat workers livid over Juventus' blockbuster deal with Ronaldo

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But while the club and the vehicle company are separate corporate entities, individually managing their own operations and finances, the Italian USB Lavoro Privato union considers it "unacceptable" that such a large investment has gone into securing Ronaldo from the Galacticos.

The USB union called for the strike at the Melfi plant (one of seven in Italy) but the impact is expected to may be limited with the union only representing a section of workers for the company.

"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 union said in a statement, according to Business Insider.

For over 10 years, the Ballon d'Or has been a contest for two footballers namely Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi.

Despite being operated as entirely separate businesses, Juventus and Fiat Chrysler are both owned by the Agnelli family and are run through their Exor holding company.

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Ronaldo will arrive in Turin for his official presentation on Monday after Real Madrid confirmed this week that they had accepted a €100 million offer for the four-time Ballon d'Or victor, with many describing the move as "the deal of the century" for the Serie A champions.

Fiat Chrysler, whose Jeep logo is plastered across Juventus' black-and-white-striped jerseys, could get a huge advertising boost in the deal, according to analysts.

Following plenty of speculation, it was announced earlier in the week that the 33-year-old would leave the Bernabeu for Juventus, the Italian champions agreeing to pay €112m (£99.2m) for him.

"We're all employees of the same owner, but in such a period of enormous social difficulty this difference in treatment can not and must not be accepted", the union said.

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