GXO drivers on the Greene King contract have secured an improved pay deal following six days of industrial action.

The Unite union said around 30 HGV drivers, drivers’ mates and warehouse workers at the Runcorn factory had gone out on strike in a row over pay.

But the union said GXO had now agreed to increase pay by between 8% and 9.4% backdated to July 2023 and a further increase of 6% in April 2024.

Unite said its members had voted unanimously to accept the pay offer after previously being offered 4% before the strike action.

Unite general secretary Sharon Graham said: “This is an excellent victory for the workers in GXO’s Runcorn factory who deliver for Greene King, which was made possible by workers acting in unity and being prepared to take strike action.

“This victory shows yet again the power of a union and the winning mentality of Unite.”

Unite regional officer John McColl added: “Our members have won their battle for a well-deserved pay rise and should be congratulated. GXO and Greene King finally saw sense and offered a fair increase.

“Our members will no doubt be raising a glass of festive cheer following this result.”

GXO was approached for comment.