Strike action by workers at Gatwick Airport has been called off after a last-minute improved pay offer.

Members of the Unite union employed by ground handling company Red Handling were due to walk out tomorrow, but will now be balloted on the new offer.

Industrial action due to take place over the weekend has been suspended while the union considers the proposed deal.

Unite regional officer Dominic Rothwell said: “Unite has been consistent from the outset, we believed that Red Handling could afford to make an improved offer and that proved to be the case.

“Our members will now decide whether the deal on the table meets their expectations.”

Should workers reject the proposed offer, future strikes will go ahead as planned - with industrial action due to take place from August 25 to August 28.