Davey asks ACAS to intervene in tanker row

Ed Davey
Energy secretary Ed Davey

Energy secretary Ed Davey has asked conciliation service ACAS to try to achieve a negotiated settlement in the fuel tanker row.

He said ministers and the Health & Safety Executive thought health and safety levels were "proportionate", but they took union Unite's health and safety fears "seriously".

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77% blame Govt for petrol panic

77% of people surveyed for the ITV News Index has said the Government is responsible for causing unnecessary panic over the threatened strike by fuel tanker drivers. Talks aimed at averting a strike will be held on Wednesday.