By BEN WINKLEY
LONDON -- Tanker drivers at Scotland's only oil refinery, Grangemouth, will begin
three days of strike action Friday, according to the Unite
The strike, which will affect delivery of aviation and motor
fuel from the 210,000 bpd refinery, is being taken in order to
defend pension rights ahead of a transfer of their employment
contracts from BP to DHL, Unite said.
Strike action will begin at 0400 GMT on Feb. 22 and continue
until 0800 GMT on Monday Feb. 25, when a continuous ban on
overtime will begin.
BP said in a statement that its priority remains the safe
delivery of fuel products.
"We have been working to and continue to work to minimize
any potential disruption that the industrial action...could
cause," BP said.
Grangemouth, situated on the Forth River on the east coast
of Scotland, is owned by Ineos. An Ineos spokesman wasn't
immediately available for comment.
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