Strike action planned by workers at Hovis’ Belfast plant which was scheduled to commence at 6am on Sunday March 5th has been suspended following a last minute improved pay offer being made by management in negotiations.
Workers at the plant recently voted by a margin of more than 95% for strike action in pursuit of a cost of living pay increase at Hovis, the leading Belfast Bakery.
Unite the union had warned that the strike action was likely to have impacted bread supplies across Northern Ireland.
Unite has confirmed today, Thursday 2 March, that it has moved to suspend its planned action for seven days while it ballots its members on the improved offer.
If they vote to reject the deal, continuous strike action is now scheduled to commence from the morning of Sunday March 12th.