Responding to Diageo’s tabling of a new pay offer for its staff across Scotland last night (Tuesday 17 September), and the subsequent suspension of strike action, GMB Scotland Organiser Keir Greenaway and Unite Scotland Officer Stevie Deans said: “We are pleased that on the brink of strike action, Diageo increased its offer to a level that we feel merits our members’ consultation.

"The offer is a two-year commitment that will ensure our members' pay does not fall below the cost of living, while setting out a timeframe for the negotiation of a new collective agreement.

“Our strike action is now suspended while a full consultative ballot of our members takes place on the offer.”