Glasgow airport workers have suspended strike action while the Unite union prepares to ballot its members in a pensions dispute.

About 400 union members will take part in voting over the next six days on an improved offer.

Airport staff members of Unite had been due to strike on Friday and the following Thursday.

An earlier strike day was called off to allow for talks.

Unite regional industrial officer Pat McIlvogue said: “A new offer has been put forward by Glasgow airport management after a period of lengthy discussions.

“Unite will now ballot our membership on this latest offer and in a sign of goodwill on our part the strike action on 5 and 11 July has been suspended.

“We fully appreciate the inconvenience this action has caused the travelling public but it is our job to robustly challenge the attack on our members’ pension scheme and get the best pay deal possible.

“It is ultimately up to the membership whether to accept or reject the offer. That’s democracy.”

An airport spokesman said: “Following further talks, Unite has agreed to suspend the planned industrial action for Friday 5 and Thursday 11 July. This is to allow Unite to conduct a consultative ballot with its members on our improved offer which we hope will result in a positive outcome.”

The ballot will be held between today and Tuesday (July 9).