Tayside and Central Scotland

Grangemouth tanker drivers to take industrial action

Image caption Unite said the strike would affect supplies and deliveries to BP forecourts across Scotland

Tanker drivers at Grangemouth oil refinery are to take industrial action at the end of the week in a dispute over pensions and pay.

Unite said its members at the Forth estuary facility will walk out for three days from Friday morning.

The workers, employed by BP, will ban overtime from Monday.

Unite said the industrial action would hit aviation supplies and deliveries to BP forecourts across Scotland and the north east of England.

The union said 90% of the 42 tanker drivers balloted voted for strike action to defend their pension rights and in protest at the loss of a company share scheme as a result of the imminent aviation contract transfer from BP to another firm.

BP has said it was working to minimise any potential disruption the industrial action could cause and its priority remains the safe delivery of fuel products to all customers.

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