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The fuel delivery workers’ strike is called off

By Vaseline Jun10,2024
The fuel delivery workers’ strike is called off

A strike by tank drivers supplying garages and jet fuel has been called off after a better pay deal was agreed, a union said.

Members of Unite, based at the Stanlow oil refinery in Cheshire, planned to walk out on June 6-8 and 13-15, impacting supplies to the north-west and Scottish borders.

The drivers, who work at Oxalis, formerly Hoyer, which has recently been rebranded, said their pay offer was significantly lower than that of their colleagues in other parts of the country.

But strike action due to take place last week was postponed and on Monday the union said members had voted for an improved pay deal.

All planned industrial action has now been called off.

Unite general secretary Sharon Graham said: “Congratulations to Oxalis’ Stanlow tanker drivers who stood together for better pay and won.

“This is yet another example of how Unite’s relentless focus on improving jobs, wages and working conditions is increasing the incomes of our members.”

Unite regional officer Paul Lomax said: “These wage gains could not have been secured without the hard work and solidarity of our members.”

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