Ardagh Glass workers suspend strike in Yorkshire and Ayrshire

Ardagh Glass factory, Irvine Workers suspended action at four sites, including Ardagh's factory in Ayrshire

Strike action by workers at glass manufacturers Ardagh Glass at sites in England and Scotland has been suspended after a new pay offer was made.

Members of the Unite and GMB unions had voted to back action at plants in Irvine, Ayrshire, and Barnsley, Doncaster and Knottingley in Yorkshire.

Ardagh Glass employs about 1,300 people.

Staff will now be balloted by the Unite union and the GMB union on a new 5.5% two-year deal.

In a statement, Unite said the offer from the company came after talks in Leeds that finished in the early hours of Friday between both unions and company's management at the conciliation service, Acas.

Workers at the sites in Barnsley, Doncaster and Knottingley in Yorkshire and at Irvine, Ayrshire will start voting on the offer on Monday.

The ballot closes on 2 September, Unite said.

Unite said the revised pay offer was for 3% between February 2013 and January 2014, with 2% paid between February and July and the additional 1% from 1 August.

The proposal includes a further 2.5% between February 2014 and January 2015.

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