Strike action suspended for workers to vote on offer

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Glass factory workers in South Yorkshire have suspended their threatened strike action while they vote on an improved pay offer.

Employees at glass manufacturer Ardagh Glass, which has bases in Barnsley and Doncaster, were due to walk out yesterday.

But they have put the industrial action on hold while union members discuss a new improved 5.5 per cent two-year pay deal.

The improved offer came after talks that finished in the early hours of yesterday between Unite, the GMB union, Ardagh Glass management representatives and the Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service.

Workers will start voting on the offer and a proposed review of shift working on Monday.

The ballot is due to close on Monday, September 2.