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Govt 'ready to act' on tanker strikes

Govt 'ready to act' on tanker strikes
The Government is “ready to act” to prevent disruption to the petrol supply in the case of a strike by tanker drivers next month, Francis Maude has confirmed.

The Cabinet Office minister’s comments come after it was revealed that army drivers are being trained to deliver petrol around the country in case drivers take industrial action over terms and conditions. The Unite union is currently balloting drivers who work for seven major oil distribution companies, with the vote closing tomorrow.

Mr Maude said: "The general public should not and must not suffer from this dispute, and strike action is manifestly not the answer.

"Although we are pushing for an agreement, we have learnt the lessons of the past and stand ready to act to minimise disruption to motorists.”

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