Argos has settled a dispute with distribution workers after offering them an amended pay deal.

More than two thirds of Argos’ distribution staff, based in five centres, voted in favour of the deal.

Argos said it did not offer staff more money but made adjustments to earlier offers, in order to present a deal that was deemed more attractive to Unite, the union representing the employees.

Staff downed tools for one day on July 17, angered by a below-inflation pay offer and changes to their benefits package. A further one-day strike was averted as employees voted on a renewed deal offered by Argos. However, this was rejected and staff went ahead with a further four-day strike between July 30 and August 5.