– Diana Holland, Unite's assistant general secretary
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.
Fuel tanker drivers are to vote on a proposed deal aimed at averting strikes, with a recommendation to reject it, keeping alive the threat of industrial action.