Planned strike action at two warehouses owned by Morrisons has been called off after the grocery giant made a new pay offer to staff.


Morrisons has reportedly offered workers as much as a 9% pay increase

About 1,000 staff at two warehouses in Cheshire and West Yorkshire had been planning to walk off the job between June 13 and 16. However, the planned action has been called off in what union Unite called a “goodwill gesture” after a fresh pay offer from Morrisons.

According to the BBC, Morrisons has reportedly offered workers as much as a 9% pay increase after the union said staff were being forced to increase their pension contributions while the retailer reduced theirs by the same amount.

Staff at the two warehouses had walked out between May 23 and 26 in a row over pensions and take-home pay.

Unite national officer Adrian Jones said: “As a goodwill gesture, and following a new offer from Morrisons, we are suspending any planned strike action while we ballot our members.”

A spokesperson for Morrisons said: “We are pleased that through open communication with Unite we have together found a way forward, subject to the result of the ballot.”