Tanker drivers to vote on deal

Submitted by AWL on 1 May, 2012 - 12:15

More than 2,000 fuel tanker drivers will vote on an offer from the fuel haulage industry’s major employers that bosses hope will settle a dispute on job security, health and safety, and minimum standards.

The workers’ union, Unite, is recommending rejection of the deal – which has already been opposed by a conference of union reps.

Unite officer Diana Holland said that the bosses’ proposals “do not give enough guarantees that the instability and insecurity gripping the industry will come to an end.”

The ballot on the deal closes on Friday 11 May.