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- The ballot is expected to close on May 11
- Ballot papers were sent out today to more than 530 tanker drivers working for the oil distribution firm Hoyer
- Unite is re-balloting its members following concerns that some did not receive voting papers in the original ballot
The Department of Energy and Climate Change has welcomed the proposal agreed between Unite and representatives from haulage firms agreed on Tuesday evening tonight. Unite members have until May 21st to decide whether to accept the deal.
A spokesman said:
The Unite union has been given until May 21 to decide whether to accept a new deal, hammered out today after 12 hours of talks.
Acas: A final set of proposals has been drawn up aimed at ending the dispute by fuel tanker drivers. The Unite union has been given until May 21 to decide whether to accept the deal.
Motorists across the country are waiting for an announcement on whether fuel tanker drivers are going to strike. Rural drivers may be particularly worse off, as we found out when we spoke to some mothers in Middleton in Teeside.
Unite must decide whether to call industrial action today as talks aimed at averting strikes by fuel tank drivers resume.
The two sides have been talking for six days, but a proposed agreement reached last week was rejected by tanker drivers.
Talks aimed at resolving a dispute involving fuel tanker drivers will resume on April 23 in a bid to avert strikes.
Leaders of the Unite union will meet officials from six distribution companies under the chairmanship of the conciliation service Acas.
Unite has been given an extension to April 24 before it has to make a decision about calling industrial action.
The two sides have already held six days of talks, but tanker drivers' representatives overwhelmingly turned down a proposed agreement last week despite progress being made on some of the issues involved in the row.
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In the search for petrol peace the two parties have only a narrow window before the union must decide its next move or lose its mandate