While we welcome this move, it had always been clear to Hoyer that there had been serious irregularities in the original ballot relating to a significant number of our drivers not served with voting papers.
The company had advised Unite the Union on 3rd April 2012 that it was in a position to take legal action and was quite prepared to go to court to seek an injunction should Unite indicate that it was ready to call a strike.
Hoyer now feels that there should be a re-ballot of the workforce across the whole sector, based on these proposals and in the interests of democracy.
ITV News has obtained details of the offer at the centre of the petrol tanker row, ahead of talks to avert strikes by fuel tanker drivers.
The unions may have to re-ballot over the tanker strike dispute, as the original ballot may be based on a flaw.
The union Unite are facing a Friday afternoon deadline on whether or not to call industrial action in the fuel tanker driver dispute.