Tanker drivers call off strike threat

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Tanker drivers have voted to accept a deal with seven oil distribution firms following eight days of talks at Acas.

The vote among the Unite members was 51 per cent in favour of the proposals – averting the threatened strike.

The ballot involved some 2,000 tanker drivers working for Wincanton, DHL, Hoyer, BP, Norbert Dentressangle, Turners and Suckling.

Unite assistant general secretary Diana Holland said: “We look forward to the rapid implementation of the Acas proposals which include an industry-wide ‘passport’.”

The first meeting to take forward the implementation of the Acas proposals is due to take place by 1 June.

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