Unite move to quash Easter strike fears
A UNION acting for oil tanker drivers has ruled out any industrial action over Easter.
Unite made the announcement today after the union confirmed it was ready to start substantive talks through the arbitration service ACAS.
Unite called on the government to assist in bringing employers, retailers and oil companies together to bring stability to the industry.
Diana Holland, Unite assistant general secretary, said: "We will not be calling Easter strike action as we focus on substantive talks through Acas.
"We do still retain the right to call strike action for after Easter should those talks breakdown.
"It should be stressed that what we are seeking is reasonable and no more than what is in place elsewhere in the industry.
"This is not a political dispute. It is an industrial dispute and the government's recent rhetoric will not help us achieve a negotiated settlement."
This article appeared in Local Berkshire 30 Mar 12