Stansted Airport baggage scanners call off strike

Stansted Airport
Image caption Stansted, north-east of London, is the UK's fourth busiest airport

A planned strike by baggage scanner staff at Stansted Airport over the bank holiday weekend has been called off, the GMB union has confirmed.

A union spokesman said its members had accepted an improved pay offer following talks with employer Mitie on Thursday.

The GMB said it consulted with staff and the offer was accepted. The strike action threat has now been withdrawn.

Stansted Airport said it was "delighted" the dispute had ended.

The strike had been due to take place over four days from 23 August.

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