Thursday 22 October, 2020

Tanker drivers expected back on the job Wednesday – Labour Ministry

Tanker drivers are expected back on the job Wednesday, the Labour Ministry has advised.

The decision for the resumption of service came out of an emergency conciliation meeting with the petroleum tanker drivers on Tuesday at the Labour Ministry.

In a statement, the ministry said arising from the discussions that were held, it is anticipated that normality will return to petrol haulage operations island-wide on Wednesday.

The statement gave no detail of the discussions or what was agreed on.

The tanker drivers went on strike on Tuesday morning, reportedly from being upset that their wage negotiations are yet to begin, and a representational rights poll has not been held for the Petroleum Tanker Drivers' Association to be recognised as their trade union.

The withdrawal of their service caused a complete disruption in the delivery of gasoline on Tuesday, which has resulted in low levels of supply at many service stations.

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