Talks have resumed today as planned to avert a strike by fuel tanker drivers over conditions and pay, a Unite union spokesman said, in a dispute that has led to criticism of the government and panic-buying of petrol by motorists.
The Unite union represents the 2,000 drivers who voted for a strike and supply fuel to 90 percent of British forecourts. The union needs to give seven days notice of any action.
The parties involved were in talks this morning, after a 15 hour discussion yesterday that went on till late in the night, the independent industrial mediation body ACAS said.
The issue has seen The Coalition government accused of creating a crisis after advising motorists to top up their cars and fill jerry cans in preparation of a possible strike.
It was not clear whether the talks would continue over the Easter weekend and no further information on proceedings was available.
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