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25 Nov 2018 | 04:38 PM UTC

Greece: General strike to cause major disruptions on November 28

Major transportation disruptions anticipated on November 28 during general strike; associated demonstrations possible

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Event

A general strike is set to take place across Greece on Wednesday, November 28. Demonstrations are to be anticipated in major cities. The Panhellenic Seamen's Union (PNO) has announced that there will be no ferry services throughout the day. Other transportation, business, and service disruptions are also likely, including disruptions to public transportation.

Context

Major labor unions, including the General Confederation of Greek Labor, the Civil Servants' Confederation (ADEDY) and Panhellenic Seamen's Union (PNO) have called on their members to take part. The strike is being held to demand wage increases and to protest a series of reforms implemented by the government which include additional austerity measures.

Advice

Individuals in Greece are advised to confirm travel reservations, prepare for limited ferry services and to make other travel arrangements if necessary, and avoid protests due to the potential for violence.

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