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Fri Mar 30, 2012, 05:21 PM

Govt reaction to dispute about tanker safety - extend hours for drivers

Are they taking the piss?

Fuel driver hours rules relaxed by government

Under EU rules, drivers are limited to nine hours on the road each day, but this has now been raised to 11 hours.
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Unite's drivers, who deliver fuel to Shell and Esso garages and supermarkets such as Tesco and Sainsbury's, have called for minimum working conditions covering pay, hours, holiday and redundancy.

It says the strike ballot is about safety standards and terms and conditions, not about pay, and also says shorter delivery deadlines have created a "turn and burn" culture.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-17564277

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muriel_volestrangler Mar 2012 OP
fedsron2us Mar 2012 #1
tjwmason Mar 2012 #2

Response to muriel_volestrangler (Original post)

Fri Mar 30, 2012, 10:22 PM

1. Wonderful comment on the whole fuel fiasco

by someone responding to a Guardian cartoon

http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/cartoon/2012/mar/29/steve-bell-cartoon-david-cameron-petrol-panic

Come onto the forecourt, Maude,
And bring your jerrycan,
Come onto the forecourt, Maude,
And pointless panic fan ;
Your career has reached a shameful end,
You've flushed it down the pan.

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Response to fedsron2us (Reply #1)

Sat Mar 31, 2012, 05:20 AM

2. Magnificent.

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