Royal Mail managers have voted to accept an increased pay offer, resolving a conflict that saw 4,800 of the carrier’s employees take industrial action earlier this year.

The long-running pay dispute began when around 4,800 managers at the company refused a proposed pay increase of 1.3% for the year beginning September 2015.

Unite members voted for industrial action against the offer, which saw a work to rule and overtime ban put in place.

After talks with the union, Royal Mail reviewed the offer and proposed a new two-year pay deal, which 86% of the managers voted in favour of accepting.

The deal will see the managers receive a 1.6% for the year started September 2015, then 1.3% beginning this coming September.