WORKERS who assist disabled passengers at Gatwick Airport have suspended two 48-hour strikes after receiving a revised pay offer.

Members of the Unite union were due to walk out on Tuesday and next Monday.

The dispute, involving staff employed by logistics firm Wilson James, centres on a demand for a £1 an hour pay rise.

Workers will now vote on whether to accept a revised offer. A third planned strike in December is set to go ahead if the offer is rejected.

At the start of the month the Unite regional officer Jamie Major said: “The last thing our members want is to cause inconvenience and distress to those passengers who rely on their services during their time at Gatwick airport, but they feel they have been forced into a corner.”

In a statement at the same time Wilson James said: “We are disappointed in this ballot decision, but we remain committed to continuing the dialogue in good faith with our colleagues at Unite.

“In the meantime we are preparing contingency plans to minimise passenger disruption.”