Gatwick DHL strikes suspended while Unite members consider improved pay offer

Industrial action by nearly 600 DHL workers at Gatwick has been suspended, the union Unite says.
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An improved pay offer means that planned strike action by DHL workers at Gatwick Airport has been suspended.

The union Unite says workers on the Gatwick EasyJet contract will be balloted on the new offer.

Nearly 600 DHL workers were due to take action from July 28 to August 1.

The union said on Tuesday that if the deal is rejected, fresh strike dates will be announced.

Unite regional officer Dominic Rothwell said: “As an act of good faith, Unite’s Gatwick DHL members have agreed to suspend their first set of strikes while they are balloted on the new offer.

“Strikes by ASC, Menzies and GGS workers are still scheduled to go ahead. Unite urges the remaining employers to return to the negotiating table and put forward an offer our members will accept.”

Gatwick strikes by around 450 ASC, Menzies Aviation and GGS workers are still scheduled to take place from July 28 to August 1, with a further four days from August 4-8.

More to follow.