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Italy transportation strike?

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Please advise - Does anyone know - how I might travel to Florence (not driving myself) if this occurs...or is it likely to happen? Thank you.

We are schedule to take the train from Venice to Florence, October 18,
I saw this information on Summer in Italy site and further confirmed on
http://www.mit.gov.it/mit/site.php?p=scioperi

General strike Friday, October 18, 2013 Planes, trains, maritime and local transportation personnel will be on strike. Trains for 24 hours, starting 9 pm on October 17th. Planes and local ferries for the whole day on October 18th. Local transportation for the whole day on October 18th. Ferries to Sicily and Sardinia for 24 hours on October 18th.

settore GENERALE: SCIOPERO GENERALE CATEGORIE PUBBLICHE E PRIVATE

modalita: TRASPORTI: AEREO: DA ORE 00.01 A ORE 23.59 DEL 18/10; FERROVIARIO: DA ORE 21.01 DEL 17/10 A ORE 21.00 DEL 18/10; TPL, MERCI E LOGISTICA 24 ORE ( 18/10 ); MARITTIMO 24 ORE ( 18/10 ) ISOLE MINORI - DA 1 ORA PRIMA PARTENZA ISOLE MAGGIORI; ANAS DA ORE 06.00 DEL 18/10 A ORE 6.00 DEL 19/10

( OO.SS. USB, COBAS, CUB - ADESIONE OO.SS. USB LAVORO PRIVATO, CUB TRASPORTI )

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