Acas fuel strike talks begin

Fuel tanker firms and union bosses started talks with mediation body Acas yesterday, with hopes growing that fuel drivers will scrap potentially disruptive strike action. The Unite union, which has already ruled out industrial action over the Easter weekend, is taking part in ongoing talks at an undisclosed location, Acas confirmed last night. More than 2,000 drivers voted in favour of strike action in response to what they argue are dangerous working conditions.