Strike action being taken by members of Unite, the UK’s leading union, employed by the charity Shelter has been suspended after talks at the conciliation service Acas resulted in an improved pay offer being made.
The 600 workers were taking part in a fortnight long strike over pay, which began on December 5.
However, following protracted talks at Acas yesterday (Wednesday 14 December) an improved pay offer was made and as an act of good faith Unite suspended the remainder of the planned strike.
Unite will now ballot its members on the revised pay offer.
Unite regional officer Peter Storey said: “Unite has been crystal clear from the outset that we believed that this dispute could and should be resolved through negotiations.
“Following the talks at Acas an improved offer was made and therefore Unite has suspended action to allow its members to be balloted on the proposed deal.”
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