Although public transport services were gradually returning to normal on Monday after trolley bus workers went back to work and striking bus employees appeared to be losing momentum, a new wave of protests is set to paralyze the country.
Farmers, seamen, doctors and civil servants are all expected to take action in the coming days. Thursday will see thousands striking, with doctors and nurses to hold a 24-hour strike over the reorganisation of healthcare provision, farmers blockading roads to demand talks with the government over taxes, and solidarity action from the Public Power Corporation who intend to hold a 24-hour strike in support of transport workers.
On Friday metro workers ended a 9-day strike when the government threatened them with job losses if they did not return to work. Bus workers too returned to work after the government deemed their protest illegal in an Athens court.
Mass, and frequent, social action has been a key feature of austerity-stricken Greece. Over the past twelve months especially demonstrations and strikes have been an almost daily occurrence.