Three-day strike action for petrol tank drivers

Fuel
tank drivers are to strike for three days this month after rejecting a 2.5 per
cent pay offer.

Eight
out of 10 of the 269 T&G members working for P&O Trans European
delivering petrol and fuel supplies to Shell voted in favour of industrial
action, starting on 19 July.

Staff
want a substantial pay rise to reflect the dangerous and responsible nature of
the job.

Ron
Webb, T&G national secretary said: "T&G members at P&O have
suffered for years with low pay increases. Average industry wages are good,
P&O and Shell report huge profits, so why are they so reluctant to pay our
members a fair wage? 

"The
vote of 80 per cent in favour of taking strike action should send a strong and
clear signal that P&O should resume meaningful talks to resolve this
dispute."

By Paul Nelson

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