Strike action threatened by Unite union members at Menzies Distribution has been suspended, after improved terms were put forward.

A ballot will be held among the 300 packers, pickers and drivers to gauge their feeling on the offer, details of which have not been revealed.

Unite staff had previously been given a “very low imposed pay offer” as well as changes to bank holiday pay.

The strike was originally scheduled for two 24 hour periods, from 11pm tomorrow and from 7pm on Monday 26 September, which would have affected deliveries on Saturday and Tuesday.

An overwhelming majority had voted for the industrial action, which affected nine depots in England and seven in Scotland.

Unite national officer for the graphical, paper and media sector Ian Tonks said: “The strike action has been suspended while our members vote on the improved offer. The result is expected next Friday. Unite won’t be making any further comment until the ballot result is known.”