British tanker drivers start four-day strike

Ignoring a “don’t panic” plea from Downing Street, motorists across England and Wales lined up at gas stations to top off their tanks in preparation for a long weekend of industrial action. Tanker drivers supplying 10% of the UK’s petrol stations are to halt deliveries June 13 as talks between the Unite union and haulers servicing more than 900 Shell stations broke down. (The Guardian, June 13)

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