Unite ask Govt 'to stop contaminating the environment'

I have just spoken to a source at Unite who tells me the union has again written to the Government to ask them to 'stop contaminating the environment'.

I am told they have been discussing the issue of health and safety with ministers for two years. They believe the Government's been politicising what is actually an industrial issue. They hope the letter will calm things down. They also stressed they do not want a strike.

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Queues as drivers rush to fill up

Petrol stations across Britain are reporting fuel shortages and long queues as the Government dismissed accusations that it had triggered panic buying ahead of the impending strike by fuel tanker drivers.