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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.

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Unite: 'We believe tanker strike dispute can be resolved through talks'

Unite General Secretary Len McCluskey has welcomed the move towards resolution, after conciliatory service Acas announced they would hold talks on the tanker fuel strike, this Wednesday. Mr McCluskey said:

"We welcome this development and thank Acas for their efforts to pull both sides together. We believe these matters can be resolved through meaningful negotiations. But to give these talks a chance of success, there must be an immediate end to mischievous briefing against the drivers.

"These talks must be given the best chance of succeeding. The issues facing this industry are serious. It is beholden on all parties now to work constructively to solve them."

– Len McCluskey, General Secretary, Unite

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