Strikes planned to hit Heathrow this week have been suspended.

The Unite union called off the walkouts planned for Thursday and Friday to allow workers to vote on a new pay offer.

More than 4,000 staff at the London hub had threatened to cause mass disruption over the two days as well as other dates next month.

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However, the union said today that this week’s action was being suspended.

Unite said it would not be revealing details of the offer made by Heathrow until its members involved in the dispute “have had the opportunity to consider and vote on the new package”.

Strikes announced for August 5-6 and the bank holiday Friday and Saturday (August 23-24) remain on the table until the result of the ballot is known.

Unite declined to coment further until the ballot result is declared.