The Unite union have confirmed that plans for a rolling programme of strikes at a Tradeteam depot in London have been suspended after members voted in favour of a renewed pay offer.

According to the union, industrial action at Tradeteam’s Enfield depot could have affected customers Carlsberg, Coors, Greene King and Mitchells & Butlers in the run-up to Christmas.

It had claimed Tradeteam had reneged on a negotiated package, which included a two-year pay deal rise of 2.75%, the introduction of a bonus scheme and an extra day’s Saturday overtime at Christmas.

However, Unite regional officer Paul Travers told MT that the dispute had now been settled: “Our 100 members at the Tradeteam depot in Enfield have overwhelmingly voted to accept a new pay offer as well as an agreement that resolves other outstanding issues,” he said.

“We are not disclosing the details of the settlement.

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“As a result, our members have suspended the planned industrial action in the run-up to Christmas and are working normally.”

Before the improved pay offer was proposed, a DHL Supply Chain spokeswoman told Motor Transport it was disappointed by the threat of strikes but that contingency plans were in place and no impact was expected on deliveries to other areas of the country.

A Tradeteam spokeswoman said: “We are pleased that our revised pay offer has been accepted and the threat of industrial action in the run up to Christmas has been averted.”