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Rationing threat as police prepare to get tough with striking drivers

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Rationing threat as police prepare to get tough with striking drivers (U.K.)

Rationing threat as police prepare to get tough with striking drivers

‘Don’t waste a drop’ London Drivers Warned

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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

 

 

Shell garage

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.

http://urlet.com/proceed.such

British truckers jam key route into London to protest rising cost of fuel

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on May 27, 2008 by highboldtage

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.

http://urlet.com/crossing.tempering

http://www.iht.com/articles/ap/2008/05/27/news/Britain-Fuel-Protests.php