A 72-hour strike by EasyJet check-in staff that was due to start at Stansted Airport on Friday morning has been called off.

It's after an improved pay offer was made on Thursday.

The 43 staff who were due to be involved in the strike are employed by Stobart Aviation Services Limited but work on the easyJet check-in desk.

They will now be given the weekend to contemplate the offer before deciding whether to go ahead with further planned strikes next month, the Unite union confirmed.

"We had positive talks with the company (Stobart Aviation Services Limited) today, under the auspices of Acas, and the outcome was that a revised pay offer has been put on the table," Unite regional officer Mark Barter said.

"To give our members the opportunity to consider and to ballot on this offer we have suspended the 72 hour strike that was due to start at 03.30 tomorrow (Friday) and to end at 03.29 on Monday (29 July). Our members will be working normally this weekend.

“Today’s new offer comes after our members had rejected a previous pay offer earlier this week. We won’t be revealing the details of the revised offer until our members have voted on it.”