Employees at a large ready meals production plant will not be taking industrial action over wages after accepting an improved pay offer from the company.
The blue collar GMB union launched in January a ballot of its 600 members at the Bakkavör Pizza factory in Forward Drive, Wealdstone, for strike action and expected a positive result.
GMB senior organiser Tony Warr had called “insulting” the proposal of a £10 voucher to spend in the staff shop as sweetener to persuade workers to agree a 2.5 per cent increase on basic wage rates and shift premiums, and a £60 Christmas bonus.
However before the secret vote had closed Bakkavör bosses returned with a bumped-up pay package.
Mr Warr said: “We received an improved offer which GMB union members accepted. This was before any action actually commenced.
“The thought of industrial action and a strike clearly focused management’s attention to work with us to find a solution acceptable to our members.”