Acas says talks will be 'flexible' to move towards a resolution

The conciliation service Acas has issued a statement confirming talks on the tanker fuel dispute will be held on Wednesday 4 April.

Their Chief Conciliator, Peter Harwood, said that the talks will be "flexible" to move towards a resolution.

The conciliation service has been in contact over the past few days with the Unite union and the seven distribution firms involved in the row.

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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.