Tanker drivers extend strike

Submitted by Matthew on 8 February, 2012 - 2:04

Fuel tanker drivers employed by logistics company Wincanton supplying Jet petrol station forecourts across the UK will extend their strike action to Thursday 16 February.

Depots at Immingham (near Hull), Kingsbury (in Staffordshire) and Stockton-on-Tees will be picketed as workers take on their bosses over a number of terms and conditions grievances.

The extension of the strike to 16 February will take the action into a third week. Unite officer Matt Draper said: “Wincanton’s failure to offer these highly skilled drivers security over their futures and their pay and conditions means that the supply of fuel to Jet forecourts is once again under threat”.

24-hour, 7-day-a-week pickets will be mounted for the duration of the strike at the following locations:

• ABP Immingham Docks, Immingham, Ocean Terminal, North East Lincolnshire DN40

• Kingsbury oil terminal, Warwickshire Trinity Road, Kingsbury, Tamworth, Staffordshire B78 2EH

• Stockton-on-Tees in the north east: Boeing Way, Preston Farm Industrial Estate, Stockton-on-Tees, TS18 3TE.

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