– A spokesperson from haulage firm Wincanton
We are extremely disappointed that Unite has failed to persuade its membership to accept the proposals agreed with the employers after six days of constructive discussions. Wincanton is committed to finding a resolution to this dispute, and along with the other employers, we have agreed to further talks with Unite facilitated by Acas on Monday 23rd April for a maximum of two days. We have also offered Unite an extension to the validity of the ballot period until 17.00 on Tuesday 24th April.
Fresh talks aimed at averting strikes by fuel tanker drivers are to be held next week, raising hopes that industrial action can be averted.