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Petrol: ‘Don’t waste a drop’, drivers warned as four-day fuel strike starts to hit the pumps
Last updated at 13:30pm on 13.06.08
Run-dry: A Shell petrol station in central London is already out of fuel on the first day of the tanker driver strike
Motorists were warned not to ‘waste a drop of fuel’ today as petrol stations began to run dry after tanker drivers started a four-day strike.
Hundreds of union members seeking a pay rise from Shell picketed petrol terminals as many others also turned back from refineries in solidarity.
The Shell drivers have refused an improved pay offer of 7.3 per cent backdated to January, which would take average earnings to more than £39,000.
British truckers jam key route into London to protest rising cost of fuel
The Associated Press
Published: May 27, 2008
LONDON: Hundreds of trucks rolled into central London on Tuesday to jam a major route into the capital to protest the rising price of fuel.
Around 300 truck drivers honked their horns and parked on a highway on the edge of the city, forcing police to close off a section of road and divert hundreds of motorists during the busy morning rush hour.
Truckers protesting the soaring cost of fuel in Britain – where diesel now costs more than $9 a gallon – called for Prime Minister Gordon Brown’s government to lower fuel taxes for trucking companies.