6:21 am, Wed 20 Mar 2013 Public sector workers strike
Cabinet defends pay and pensions reforms
The Government said "pay restraint" had helped protect jobs and its pensions remain "among the very best available" after civil servants announced a strike:
The Government took the tough decision to freeze public sector pay for two years, while protecting those earning under £21,000 by increasing their pay by at least £250 per year.
Pay restraint has helped to protect jobs in the public sector and support high- quality public services.
In March 2012 we set out our final proposed agreements on pension reform following more than a year of intensive discussions with trade unions.
These reforms will ensure that public sector pensions will remain among the very best available and that they can be sustained for future generations.
– Cabinet Office spokesman
11:11 am, Fri 03 Aug 2012
Talks held to avoid Severn Bridge strike action
Talks are underway to try and avoid a strike which will affect both Severn Bridges.
Around 70 toll workers have voted to take action after a dispute over proposed shift changes.
No action will be taken while the discussions are in place.
4:17 pm, Fri 30 Mar 2012 Petrol tankers' strike talks
The union representing petrol tanker drivers has promised that there will be no strikes over Easter.
Despite the announcement, there's been little reduction in the numbers of motorists queuing at stations across Wales.
The massive increase in demand has led to another day of intermittent supplies.
ITV Wales has been to one forecourt which ran out of fuel first thing this morning.
The reason why they have run out is simply due to the fact that they have been unable to keep up with the demand, as people are panic buying over fears tanker drivers are to strike.
Normally this particular garage, in Cyncoed in Cardiff, sells 2000 litres of unleaded petrol everyday.
Yesterday they sold 15,000 and this garage isn't unique there is a similar story across the rest of the country.
10:10 am, Fri 30 Mar 2012 Petrol tankers' strike talks
Petrol station says sales are seven times usual
Petrol station in Cardiff ran out of petrol this morning
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A petrol station in Cardiff say they sold 15,000 litres of fuel yesterday. They would expect to sell 2,000 litres on a normal day. The garage ran out of fuel at 7:30 this morning.
9:39 am, Fri 30 Mar 2012 Petrol tankers' strike talks
Union rules out strike action by tanker drivers over Easter
Some petrol stations have been running out of petrol
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The main union for tanker workers, Unite, has ruled out strike action by tanker drivers over Easter to focus on talks.
4:24 pm, Thu 29 Mar 2012 Petrol tankers' strike talks
"Calm down" First Minister tells UK Government
First Minister Carwyn Jones has today told the UK Government to calm down and to stop spreading panic over potential fuel shortages.
The First Minister used a press conference to assure people that the UK does have enough fuel.
10:41 am, Thu 29 Mar 2012 Petrol tankers' strike talks
'Storing petrol at home is a potential hazard'
North Wales Fire Service is warning people that storingpetrol or other fuels at home presents a potential hazard and should be avoideddue to the risks involved. The advice comes after the UK government encouraged people to stock up on petrol ahead of any potential strike by tanker drivers.
It is an offence to store more than the legal limit of fuel, unless you have a licence issued by the Petroleum Licensing Authority. Petrol is a dangerous substance which, when present can dramatically increase the risk of fire.”
– Gary Brandrick, Senior Operations Manager North Wales Fire and Rescue
5:25 am, Thu 29 Mar 2012 Petrol tankers' strike talks
Restrictions on petrol buying
Petrol is being limited at some stations
Credit: Ian Lang/ITV News Wales
Some petrol stations, including this one in Old Colwyn are restricting the amount of petrol and diesel that can bought to avoid running out of fuel. People are being urged not to panic buy, ahead of a potential tanker driver strike. No date has yet been set for any action.