Belfast Telegraph

Friday 19 September 2014

Tanker driver pay dispute resolved

BP tanker drivers on the picket line at the Grangemouth oil refinery

Tanker drivers at Scotland's only oil refinery have called off strike action after a dispute over pay and pensions was resolved.

Members of Unite at the Grangemouth site went on strike last week and further action had been planned from Thursday.

Unite said BP will now recompense tanker drivers who stood to lose up to £16,000 a year on their pension and £1,400 a year on their basic earnings as a result of an imminent aviation contract transfer to DHL.

Unite industrial officer Tony Trench said, "This is a magnificent result for our members who were resolute in their pursuit of pay and pension justice from BP - a company that raked in nearly £8 billion in profit last year - and firm in their collective belief that no worker should have to endure financial loss as a result of a transfer of employment."

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