AN EDDIE Stobart workers strike has been suspended after pay talks began on Wednesday, says union Unite.

The dispute involves 38 drivers who deliver Walkers crisps, at the haulage firm's Warrington depot.
The three-day strike was due to start on February 17 after 96 per cent of drivers voted for action.
Further action however is planned  to start on February 28.

Unite regional officer Steve Gerrard said: “Following constructive talks yesterday with the Stobart management, we have suspended the three days of strike action due to have started today to allow negotiations to take place next week.

“Unite will be entering the next round of talks on our members’ long-standing dispute over pay in a positive frame of mind. However, the strikes due to run from 28 February to 2 March remain in place and whether these go ahead are dependent on how the talks progress.

“Unite won’t be commenting further until the negotiations have concluded.”