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Scotish BP tanker drivers begin three-day strike

More than 40 tankers drivers from Grangemouth Oil Refinery have started a 3 day strike in a dispute over pensions and pay. The walkout began at 4AM this morning  with drivers returning to work at 8AM Monday morning. According to Unite the drivers

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Fuel tanker strike averted after drivers agree deal

The threat of a damaging fuel tanker strike was averted yesterday after drivers voted by just a 1% margin accept a peace deal. After eight days of talks with the conciliation service Acas, Unite said that just 51% of it’s members had

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UK motorists blame government for fuel prices

A poll by the pressure group FairFuel UK of more than 26,000 motorists has shown a massive 89.3% felt ministers were to blame for soaring fuel prices. The survey conducted on the FairFuel website has also shown that three-quarters of motorists thought

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Threat of petrol station closures as tanker strike talks fail

Britain is facing possible petrol shortages after the country’s largest union threatened to call 3,000 fuel tanker drivers out on strike. Unite, the union behind the British Airways cabin crew strike, has announced a wave of ballots across the industry

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