I didn't have to decide. No pickets. In fact the only way the strike affected me personally was that my regular newspaper wasn't on the news stand. I also saw a few placards passing down a street parallel to the one I was driving on.
It wasn't a washout though. Most of the heavy industry in Cartagena like the shipyards and the construction work on the new refinery closed down and there were no buses early on because of action by the pickets. Nationwide there seems to have been a fair bit of action.