Hoyer Petrolog has resolved its dispute with delivery drivers at the Stanlow oil refinery, resulting in planned strike action being called off.

The row, sparked by the company’s proposal to make six drivers redundant, led to the Unite union stating there would be 14 days of strikes throughout November.

However, following a meeting with the company last week, the union said the talks were “very positive in paving the way for a solution”.

Details of the agreement remain confidential.

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Steve Gerrard, Unite regional officer, said: “Unite and the company have agreed to better engagement and dialogue going forward to avoid potential disputes.

“Our members were balloted on the agreement and were unanimously in favour.

“The positive engagement between Unite and the company shows the value of becoming a trade union member.”

Hoyer did not respond.