A planned strike by BP tanker drivers in a dispute over pensions has been postponed after progress was made during peace talks, it was announced today.
More than 70 members of the Transport and General Workers Union at the fuel giant were due to walk out for five days from tomorrow in protest at plans to change their final salary pension scheme following their transfer to BP from logistics firm Exel earlier this month.
The union and BP said in a statement: “Discussions have continued into the early hours of today between the Transport and General Workers Union and BP on pension issues relating to Exel employees whose employment recently transferred.
“Sufficient progress was made during these discussions for the planned industrial action, scheduled to begin on Friday, to be postponed.”
Further talks will be held next week.