“Tanker drivers delivering fuel for Shell have been offered a 14% pay increase over two years after their four-day strike hit UK fuel supplies.
The increase will be worth 9% in the first year and 5% in the second, taking average annual earnings to £41,750.
Drivers and union officials rejected an earlier offer of about £36,000. The union representing the drivers, Unite, has urged them to accept the new offer.”
What exactly do these drivers do that is SO special, to warrant such a high pay, and now such a huge rise?
Teachers, nurses, police etc have to battle year after year to get anything much higher than 1.5%.. and that’s on a rather low pay to start with. However, they’re not able to hold the country to ransom by striking. These tankers drivers have done.. just a few days of some people having trouble getting petrol, and boom… up go their (already high) salaries!
Can you tell I’m a tad annoyed?!