03:05AM, Wednesday 04 April 2012
And conciliation service Acas are holding talks today with seven companies, the Unite union and drivers to try and resolve the possible fuel drivers dispute.
Among those that closed for a period last week as motorists stocked up were Shell in Clarence Road, but manager Zaidi Syed, said: "It has settled down and we have fuel and it is normal now."
He said his firm's chiefs have said it is concentrating on standard fuels so no premium unleaded and diesel are available at his forecourt.
Unite is threatening a strike over tanker drivers' working conditions and pay, but has set no date yet and will have to give seven days notice before taking action.
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