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Latest statement on the tanker drivers dispute

Friday 13 April 2012

Peter Harwood Acas Chief Conciliator said:

"Over the past fortnight the six contractors have met with the Unite trade
union through the Acas conciliation service. Acas has been shuttling
between the parties and the process has been a challenging one but we
are pleased to announce that a set of proposals have been reached."

"As you would expect the details of the proposals are confidential until the
parties report back to their respective organisations. After that the details
may be disclosed by the parties themselves."

"The extension to the ballot period was agreed to enable those
consultations to take place."

"Acas is pleased at this development and hope that the matter will soon be