Strike negotiations avert Kingsmill walkout
A deal has been agreed that will see Kingsmill staff stay at work.
Strike negotiations have been used to avoid industrial action at a Kingsmill factory.
A pay dispute between employers and staff at the West Bromwich site has been resolved, Food and Manufacture has reported.
Initially an offer of a 1.7 per cent wage increase had been rejected and labelled "derisory", but now a 2.5 per cent hike - with a further 2.5 per cent in one year's time - has been accepted.
Unite regional organiser Joe Clarke noted that preparations had begun for balloting members, but this will no longer be required.
A spokesman for Allied Bakeries confirmed that an agreement had been reached, as union bargaining between the two parties proved fruitful.
Last month, a planned strike by the Bakers Food and Allied Workers Union was called off.
As a result, production at Burton Food's Blackpool site was not affected as the two sides agreed to hold further discussions over pay.
Posted by Edel Quinn