Strike action by security officers and CCTV operators at the iconic Harrods store in Knightsbridge, London, has been suspended following renewed talks with the company, Unite said today (Friday 21 February).

Unite, the UK and Ireland’s largest union, is recommending members accept a new pay offer tabled by Harrods, which the union said was reached following ‘constructive negotiations and hard work’ by both sides. 

Unite members will be balloted on the offer next week. The details of the offer are confidential.

Planned strike action for tomorrow (Saturday 22 February), Wednesday 26 February and Saturday 29 February has now been cancelled, while two other strikes set for March have been suspended pending the outcome of the ballot.

Unite regional officer Balvinder Bir said: “This offer is a positive development and came about because of constructive negotiations and hard work by both the union and Harrods.

“Unite is recommending that our members accept the offer and strike action has now been suspended to allow a ballot to take place.

“As this is an ongoing process, Unite will not be making any further comments at this time.”

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Unite is Britain and Ireland’s largest union with members working across all sectors of the economy. The general secretary is Len McCluskey.