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.
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.