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Updated statement on the tanker drivers dispute

Tuesday 24 April 2012

Peter Harwood, Acas Chief Conciliator, said:

"Following a further two days of intensive discussions, a final set of proposals has been produced by the fuel distribution contractors and Unite. The industrial action mandate has been extended to 21 May 2012 to enable Unite to consult with its Oils Trade Conference and the membership on these proposals.

As I said last time, the details of the proposals are confidential until the parties report back to their respective organisations. After that the detail may be disclosed by the parties themselves.

Acas would like to thank the parties for their commitment, hard work and patience during the course of these difficult negotiations and hope that these proposals will lead to a successful outcome."