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Darling warns of ‘disastrous’ pay demands

Trade unions were warned yesterday against a "disastrous" return to 1970s-style inflationary pay demands, after striking Shell tanker drivers secured a big wage settlement...

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It’s enough to make you weep.

The Secretary of State for Business and Enterprise has said that the Shell tanker drivers' pay deal reflected the "particular conditions in the industry...

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Shell drivers urged to back pay deal

Although details of the proposed settlement will not be presented formally to drivers until today, it is expected to include a big upfront payment, which could embarrass ministers who this week called for pay discipline to help hold down inflation.

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Refinery row threatens talks to end tanker driver strikes

A dispute over the treatment of Scottish tanker drivers threatens to derail talks aimed at preventing a second round of fuel strikes this week.

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Fuel strike bites in South West, as Shell agrees to new pay talks

New talks to agree a pay deal for 641 drivers contracted to distribute fuel for Shell in the UK are to continue today.

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Talks to resume in Shell dispute

By Sunday, more than 600 of the 8,700 petrol stations around Britain had run out of unleaded and diesel fuels.

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Fuel pumps run dry as Shell tanker drivers’ strike bites

Pumps across many parts of Scotland ran dry yesterday as Shell tanker drivers prepared for their fourth day on strike.

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Shell walks away from its drivers – and from its customers as well

One of the modern shibboleths that businesses seem to worship is that of "contracting out" wherever possible - hire an outside contractor when you need to rather than managing that activity yourselves, especially when that activity is problematic in some way. But what if that activity is pretty crucial to your business and what, even more importantly, if it is crucial to your reputation?

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Shell outsourcing at heart of pay squabble

At the heart of the matter is Shell’s decision in the 1990s to outsource its tanker driver operations.

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Oil giants in spotlight but it could get much hotter

Shell's insistence that it is not responsible for the bust-up between tanker drivers and the contractors it uses has not stopped it being dragged under the spotlight.

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Union issues ultimatum over Shell pay talks

Motorists face the growing prospect of continuing fuel shortages after it emerged that a second wave of strikes by Shell tanker drivers is planned for next week.

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The story of modern corporate Britain

Meanwhile, on the back of soaring oil prices, Shell is now making £1.3bn profit a month as its executives enthusiastically stuff their pockets on the back of it. Shell's chief executive was paid £4.5m last year as average boardroom salaries increased 16%. The drivers, on the other hand, have been offered 7% by the two Shell contractors, Hoyer and Suckling Transport.

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Fuel supplies begin to dry up as hauliers plan second strike

A strike by petrol tanker drivers started to bite yesterday as motorists were urged to stay calm and only drive if absolutely necessary. With the Army on standby and the prospect of a second action next week if talks fail again, hauliers supplying Shell stations walked out at 6am.

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Shell tanker driver strike goes ahead

Mr McCluskey said: “Shell’s failure to intervene in this dispute means that Shell’s drivers have no alternative other than to go ahead with strike action, beginning on Friday June 13th 2008. “This dispute could have been resolved if Shell had advanced a fraction of the billions of pounds in profit they make every month.”

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Comment by former Shell exec Paddy Briggs on UK tanker driver pending strike: Is Shell really “locked in talks?” I doubt it.

Is Shell really “locked in talks?” I doubt it. Remember that they walked away from involvement in oil product distribution years ago when they sacked their drivers and “contracted out”.

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PM’s plea on panic buying designed as ploy

The drivers involved in the dispute, employed by the haulage companies Hoyer UK and Suckling Transport, are the sole suppliers to almost 1,000 Shell forecourts.

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