OVER 350 tanker drivers who work for P&O Trans European are considering a new pay offer. It was put forward at the last moment to halt a planned three-day strike. The drivers deliver petrol and other fuels under contract for Shell. An extended stoppage would see petrol stations running out of supplies. Pickets were gathering at 13 depots across Britain as news came though that the strike had been called off.
P&O bosses originally offered a 2.5 percent rise. In response 80 percent of drivers voted for a strike. Management are now offering a 5.5 percent increase this year and 4.5 percent next year