Tanker strike: RMI boss slams government

Brian Madderson blasts DECC for 'complete lack of engagement with industry'

Published:  27 March, 2012

BRIAN Madderson, RMI Petrol Chairman, today confirmed his criticism of the Department of Energy & Climate Change (DECC) for 'the complete lack of engagement with industry' leading up to the Unite ballot results yesterday. The Unite ballot recommended strike action by their fuel tanker drivers.

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"At the very least, official advice could have been passed to retailers asking them to slowly build their stocks. In some cases, this may have posed financial difficulties and so the Government should have been prepared to provide short term bridging facilities at no cost to enable purchasing higher than usual volumes to proceed.

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