The proposals represent progress on some of the key areas such as health and safety. But it is clear that they do not give enough guarantees that the instability and insecurity gripping the industry will come to an end.
It is in everyone's interest that we end the contract merry-go- round and the erosion of standards in a vital industry.
Delegates felt the proposals did not meet members' expectations and are recommending that members reject them in the consultative ballot.
Proposals aimed at resolving the fuel tanker drivers dispute were drawn up tonight, raising hopes that strikes can be averted.
The deadline extension suggests talks are going well, but the deadline of next Friday to reach a deal is still very tight.
Private talks have begun to avert a fuel tanker strike, as petrol prices continue to soar at the pumps.