26 Mar '12, 3pm

Tanker fuel drivers vote for strike action,

Tanker fuel drivers who deliver fuel to the UK’s forecourts have just announced their intention to strike over a dispute with their employers over working conditions. The Unite union, who are representing the 2,000 members involved in the action announced today that 69% voted in favour of a strike. The Government has robust resilience and contingency plans to deal with the event of a strike and has already started to put these in place in order to minimise any disruption to the general public. Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, Edward Davey said: “The Unite ballot result is disappointing. The Government is strongly of the view that strike action is wrong and unnecessary. The union should be getting round the negotiating table, not planning to disrupt the lives of millions of people across Britain. “This is an industrial dispute and we strongly urge Unite to ...

Full article: http://www.decc.gov.uk/en/content/cms/news/pn12_030/pn12_...

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