Fuel strike avoided by pay increase for drivers

The T&G union and Shell’s contract fuel distributor
P&O Trans-European have agreed on a 5 per cent pay increase for drivers
delivering fuel.

The deal has reduced the threat of strikes and the union
claims the deal will form the basis for future pay talks.

T&G national secretary and chief negotiator Ron Webb
said, “Everyone knew the stakes were high even though we felt our claim was
modest.

“The deal has been agreed after lengthy and thorough
negotiations and the T&G believes it sets the standard which the rest of
the industry was looking for.”

T&G members at P&O Trans-European will vote on the
deal, which has the unanimous recommendation from the negotiating team.

Union members had been threatening to strike if they did
not receive the pay increase.

www.tgwu.org.uk

By Richard Staines

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