Planned strikes by check-in staff at Stansted Airport have been called offafter a new pay deal was accepted.

Members of the Unite union employed by Stobart Aviation had been due to stage a series of walkouts from Friday.

The union said a package accepted by the check-in staff amounted to a 13% pay rise for most of the workforce for the year starting April 2019.

I am pleased to say that our members have voted to accept a new pay deal - as a result, all the planned strike action has been called off and our members will be working normally assisting passengers in getting away on their summer holidays."

Unite regional officer Mark Barter

We have engaged with Unite throughout the last few months to establish an agreement that benefits our people, London Stansted Airport and airline passengers planning to fly on holiday this summer. This is an important agreement that will mean we can avoid airport disruption for holidaymakers and demonstrates our commitment to engaging, listening and acting in the interests of our people and our customers.

Stobart Aviation Services Managing Director Graeme Undy