Strikes by tanker drivers supplying forecourts and aviation fuel across the North West have been called off after an improved pay deal was struck.

The Stanlow oil refinery-based drivers, who work for Hoyer (Oxalis) voted to accept the deal. All scheduled industrial action has now been called off.  

Workers will receive a £2.02 an hour increase backdated to May 2023, and a £1.99 increase an hour, backdated to February 2024.

Unite general secretary Sharon Graham said: "This is yet another example of how Unite’s unrelenting focus on improving jobs, pay and conditions is boosting our members’ incomes.”

Unite regional officer Paul Lomax said: “This pay win could not have been secured without the hard work and solidarity of our members."