29 Sep 2015

Petrol tanker drivers make plans to strike

2:52 pm on 29 September 2015

About half the country's petrol tanker drivers are planning to strike in two weeks' time.

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Photo: RNZ

First Union says the company Pacific Fuel Haul, which supplies Z Energy and Caltex, has twice reneged on a national pay parity agreement.

It says 180 drivers will refuse to work for four days from 10 October - a strike which could become indefinite if a new agreement isn't reached.

The union says the strike will have a huge impact on petrol supply, particularly in the North Island, and could lead to panic buying.