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A pay dispute with fuel tanker drivers supplying Asda forecourts has been resolved after what their union Unite describes as “a ground-breaking pay and conditions deal.”

One hundred tanker drivers employed by Fuel Transport Logistics (FTL) on the Asda South contract have accepted a 12.2% pay increase.

In addition, FTL has agreed to move to a four-on-four-off shift system, which means that workers will work 26 fewer shifts per year with no loss of pay.

Unite general secretary Sharon Graham said: “This is a well-deserved result for our members, who will see an increase in pay and a dramatic improvement in their work life balance.”

Unite national officer Tony Devlin said: “This pay deal is another example of how Unite’s strategy in the downstream oil delivery sector is delivering for Unite’s members.”