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Tanker Drivers - Victory at Shell


Tanker Drivers working for Shell suppliers Hoyer UK and Suckling Transport settled their pay fight in June after a four-day strike that sent panic waves through the petrol industry.

With the threat of a further four-day strike – whose effect would have been accentuated by an overtime ban preceding it – drove the employers to a hurried settlement. The tanker drivers voted to accept the agreement by 453 to 56. The final settlement involved a pay increase of 14 per cent over two years.

Meanwhile, Unite and Ineos are continuing talks over pensions at the huge Grangemouth refinery.