The strikes by more than 4,000 workers at Heathrow due to take place on Friday 26 July and Saturday 27 July have been suspended while the workforce votes on a new pay offer, Unite, Britain and Ireland’s largest union, said today (Wednesday 24 July).

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.

However, Unite said that the strikes already announced for Monday 5 August and Tuesday 6 August, and Friday 23 August and Saturday 24 August remained on the table until the result of the ballot was known.

Unite won’t be commenting further until the ballot result is declared.