– Unite statement
Following an investigation it has become apparent that a handful of people didn't receive ballot papers.
We could fight a legal challenge from the company (Hoyer) but we believe it is important that everybody has a say which is why we are re-balloting.
Our legal team are drawing up the notice for the re-ballot and confirming the ballot timetable and we anticipate the ballot will take place quickly over the next couple of weeks.
In the meantime we remain committed to finding a negotiated outcome.
Fresh talks aimed at averting strikes by fuel tanker drivers are to be held next week, raising hopes that industrial action can be averted.