Motorway toll booths open despite strike

Operator Vinci insists that services in south will operate as normal over weekend despite walkout in pay dispute

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Motorway operators Vinci have insisted services will not be affected by a two-day strike involving staff across the south of the country.

The walkout - which coincides with a winter holiday crossover weekend - began on Friday morning and will last until early Sunday, as unions demand a 1.2% pay rise and an additional €50 a month for staff. The company has responded with an offer of 1.5% without the flat-rate increase.

But Vinci insisted that it has enough non-union staff on call to ensure holidaymakers and other motorists do not face extended delays at toll booths.

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