A 24-hour strike on October 7th conducted by civil servants will disrupt flights and paralyze state services, shutting down schools, ministries, and local authority offices, and leaving hospitals to run on emergency staff. A four-hour work stoppage by air-traffic controllers joining the action will ground flights between 3:00pm-7:00pm. Cancellations and delays have been announced by Aegean Airlines and Olympic Air, and other airlines are expected to be affected. The public sector union is organizing a protest march in Athens from central Klafthmonos Square to Parliament. The Communist Party-backed labor union is organizing another rally at 11:00pm in central Omonia Square.

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