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Tanker drivers accept deal

Tanker drivers accept deal
Fuel tanker drivers have accepted the plans agreed by the Unite union with the conciliation service Acas to end the threat of a strike over pay and conditions.

There had been long queues at petrol stations after the Government urged motorists to fill up their tanks when a strike was being threatened before Easter.

The assistant general secretary of the Unite union, which had ballotted for a strike, said there remained serious issues to be addressed.

Speaking to BBC News this afternoon, Diana Holland said:

"What’s been happening in the industry is a disgrace. Those problems remain and whatever happens going forward we need to make sure that we’re addressing the stability and the security that we all need."

In a press release Shadow Transport Secretary Maria Eagle said "families and businesses across the country will be relieved by the news" but insisted the Government should apologise for its "scaremongering".

"It’s now time for the Prime Minister to apologise to the millions of people inconvenienced by the recent unnecessary panic and chaos at the pumps."

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