Tanker driver strike unlikely, company meets workers’ demands
After the prospect of a four-day tanker driver strike, Pacific Fuel Haul is backing down and has agreed to meet workers’ demands, says FIRST Union organiser Jared Abbott.
“It’s now unlikely that the planned tanker driver strike will go ahead.”
“The company has now agreed to reinstate a previously agreed offer that they had reneged on,” says Abbott.
“The offer will see tanker drivers who deliver fuel to Z and Caltex earn increases of up to 18 percent over 3 years with back pay from August 1.”
“Union members in the South Island will also become eligible for redundancy compensation, something that used to only be available for North Island drivers.”
“Members will vote on the offer next week. I am confident industrial action will be averted,” says Abbott.