Union plea to reject fuel deal

Fuel tanker drivers are to vote on a proposed deal aimed at averting strikes, with a recommendation to reject it, keeping alive the threat of industrial action.

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Government welcomes fuel dispute deal

An Energy and Climate Change Department spokesman said:

The Government welcome the news that Unite plan to put a deal to their members.

We hope that this will lead to the threat of strike action being lifted.

The Government continues to believe that any strike action is wrong and unnecessary.

We will continue to work on contingency plans to increase the country's resilience in the event of a strike.

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