Fuel tanker strike off

The threat of a fuel tanker strike has finally run out of gas after union drivers narrowly voted to accept proposals tabled after eight days of talks with strike mediator Acas. Last month the threat of strikes caused a wave of petrol panic-buying after a Government minister mistakenly advised people to stock up by keeping […]

Tanker drivers reject deal

Talks between fuel tanker drivers and their employees are set to rumble on after drivers yesterday rejected a deal drafted last week. Unite the union said drivers turned down proposals after a specially-convened oil trades conference of 60 tanker driver representatives from across the UK. Fears over a fuel strike have died down since the […]

Looming strike threat recedes

The impending threat of a fuel strike was lessened yesterday when the union and the oil firms agreed to meet for ‘conciliation’ talks. The union Unite is behind strike threats from fuel tanker drivers over alleged pension and pay cuts. The news comes as strike mediator Acas was brought in by the Government to smooth […]

Cameron to chair fuel strike meeting

Prime Minister David Cameron will chair a ministerial meeting this afternoon to discuss contingency plans in the event of a fuel strike. It comes as more than 1,000 tanker drivers at the union Unite voted for strike action on Monday, threatening the fuel supply to forecourts and private business depots around the country. The Government […]