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Unite calls off Heathrow strike after new pay offer

Trade union Unite has suspended plans for a strike at London Heathrow after a new pay deal was put forward.

The union, representing over 4,000 workers at the airport, had threatened strike action on 26-27 July in the first of a series of planned walkouts.

Talks under the Acas conciliation service to resolve the conflict had been going on since mid-month.

"Unite said it would not be revealing the details of the offer until its members involved in the ongoing pay dispute have had an opportunity to consider and vote on the new package," says the union.

However, it warns that the strikes announced for 5-6 and 23-24 August remain on the table until the result of the ballot is known.

Arrangements for the ballot are currently being made, says the union.

Heathrow has welcomed Unite's move to suspend the late-July strike. "The proposed deal provides significantly above-inflation pay rises for all colleagues," says the airport. "We believe this offer is rewarding and importantly gives our colleagues long-term wage certainty and job security."

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