New fuel talk proposals

A final set of proposals has been drawn up in a bid to avert strikes by fuel tanker drivers. Unite the union has until May 21st to decided whether to accept the deal.

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Government welcome fuel proposals

The Department of Energy and Climate Change has welcomed the proposal agreed between Unite and representatives from haulage firms agreed on Tuesday evening tonight. Unite members have until May 21st to decide whether to accept the deal.

A spokesman said:

It is encouraging that the parties have worked to produce a final set of proposals, and agreed to allow time for these to be put to the union membership.

The Government continues to believe that strike action would be wrong and unnecessary and hopes that disruptive action is close to being averted.

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