Workers at Gatwick Airport scrap planned strike after improved pay offer

(Reuters) – Planned strikes at Britain’s Gatwick Airport this weekend have been suspended after workers accepted improved pay offers, the Unite trade union said on Thursday.

“Unite has co-ordinated industrial disputes across Gatwick to secure well deserved pay increases for its members,” Unite General Secretary Sharon Graham said in a statement.

The union said its members employed by one of the companies doing ground handling at Gatwick had accepted a 14% pay increase. “There is currently no further industrial action scheduled at the airport,” it said.

(Reporting by Sinchita Mitra, writing by Farouq Suleiman’ Editing by Kate Holton)