The teachers in the FSLI union announced that they will go on general strike on November 18, after opening a warning strike on November 10, while the Spiru Haret union announced that it will go on general strike on November 3. The decisions came after the Government issues an emergency ordinance postponing the 50% wage growth for teachers until April 1, 2009.

The Education unions' leaders participated in a meeting with Education Minister Anton Anton on Thursday morning. The minister seemed relaxed after the meeting: "I invited the union leaders to have a cup of coffee", he said.