Shell tanker drivers strike a deal
Wednesday, June 18, 2008
Neither side has commented officially on the details of the agreement, although it is understood a pay increase was offered. (Turns out the drivers will receive an inflation-busting 14 per cent pay rise over two years - Ed).
This weekend's scheduled strike by Shell tanker drivers has been called off after unions and management reached an agreement over pay. A four-day strike starting Friday morning was scheduled to repeat the fuel shortages seen last weekend.
The only people unhappy about the settlement is the Government, which has called for pay rises to be limited to slow down inflation.