Unite, the UK’s leading union, has secured a highly significant pay increase for its tanker drivers employed by Fuel Transport & Logistics on the Morrisons' North and South and southern fuel contract.

Drivers benefit 

The 150 strong workforce had balloted for industrial action, in a dispute over pay, but following a strong ‘yes’ vote in favour of strikes, further talks were then held with the company’s management.

It was agreed that the workers would receive a 13.5 per cent increase for 2022, a 10.5 per cent increase for 2023 and a guarantee that next year all drivers’ salaries will increase to £65,000 per annum.

Excellent result

Unite general secretary Sharon Graham said: “This is an excellent result. Our members voted decisively for industrial action and in doing so ensured that the employer returned to negotiations. Then the employer made a much-improved offer which was accepted by our members.

“So this pay deal is further evidence that Unite’s focus on jobs, pay and conditions is paying dividends for its members.”

Series of tanker driver deals

Unite national officer Tony Devlin said: “The pay deal for our members at Fuel Transport & Logistics on the Morrisons National Fuels Contract, is the latest significant deal for our fuel tanker drivers. If other workers in the sector want to improve their wages they should join Unite and ensure that their colleagues also join.”


Notes to editors

For media enquiries ONLY please contact Unite senior communications officer Barckley Sumner on 07802 329235 or 0203 371 2067.

Email: [email protected]

Unite is the UK and Ireland’s leading union fighting to protect and advance jobs, pay and conditions for members working across all sectors of the economy. The general secretary is Sharon Graham.