Metro and trolleybuses in the Greek capital Athens will not run today due to a 24-hour strike in Greece, Greek national television ERT reported.

Much of the country will be paralyzed by the strike action announced by the civil servants' union against a labor bill.

The Athens and Patras suburban railway will shut down for three hours from 9 p.m. to midnight, while trams will run until noon. The ships also remained anchored during the strike.

Buses from Athens' public transport will run normally on schedule, as yesterday their strike actions were declared illegal.

In Greece's second-largest city, Thessaloniki, the bus strike was allowed and they will not work from 9 p.m. until the end of the shift.

The strike of air traffic controllers was also declared illegal, so flights at Athens' Eleftherios Venizelos International Airport will operate normally.

Health workers on 24-hour strike in Greece

Two protest rallies will be held at 10:30 a.m. in Athens' Klaftmonos Square and at 11:00 a.m. at Syntagma Square.

The strike will include the Union of Doctors in Athens and Piraeus Hospitals (EINAP), the Hellenic Confederation of Public Hospital Workers (POEDIN), the Panhellenic Union of Merchant Navy Mariners, the Panhellenic Union of Merchant Navy Mechanics, the Panhellenic Union of Professional Chefs, as well as secondary school employees.