Egnatia Highway staff in northern Greece announce strike on February 21

The staff working on the Egnatia Highway in northern Greece have announced a 24-hour strike on the following Tuesday, February 21.

They are protesting against plans to privatise the highway through a concession contract and demand that installation of a distance-based road toll system with “a socially acceptable level of charges” and discounts for frequent users.

The strike is timed to coincide with the date of a tender for the construction of toll posts on the Egnatia Highway.