A Bank Holiday strike at Stansted has been called off after the baggage scanning staff involved in a dispute over pay reached an agreement with employers Mitie.

GMB said its members had reached an agreement after talks between the two parties.

The dispute involving baggage scanners began in June this year when Mitie imposed pay cuts which included a cut in premium rates for night work and overtime by 3.5% and increased pay rates by 2%.

GMB said they were pleased Mitie had agreed to pay members what they had been asking for since October last year.

“GMB members employed by Mitie at Stansted Airport have voted to accept an improved offer and GMB have now informed the company that strike action has been withdrawn”.

The decision to strike was initially made after 92% of members voted in favour of action.

Gary Pearce, GMB Regional officer, said: “I am glad that common sense has prevailed and that Mitie has agreed to pay what GMB members have been asking for since October of last year.

“I have now given notice to the company that the strike action has now been withdrawn.”