Mapping out the sectors striking in Greece this week is a rather formidable task; nearly everyone is on strike. A brief overview:
- GSEE and ADEDY (the two main unions) are on strike on October 19-20. A large section of public and private sector workers are expected to participate.
- On Tuesday, dock workers, tax office workers, workers of the ministry of finance, lawyers, municipal workers, workers at the Agricultural Bank and public sector doctors are all on strike. They are being joined by public sector mechanics, too.
- On Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday there will be no national trains nor any suburban railway.
- Air traffic controllers are on strike on Wednesday/ Thursday; many flights are expected to be delayed/ cancelled.
- In Athens, urban transportation is expected to function largely, although updates will come in later on.
- On Wednesday there will be no gas stations, banks, bakeries or commercial stores open.
It should be noted that transportation workers have decided to only abstain from work for a few hours (the first and last hours of their shift) in order to facilitate the transportation of people to the General Strike demonstration in the city centre.