Airport staff in London and Manchester suspend strike

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Image caption The strike had been due to start on Tuesday

A two-day strike planned by ground handling staff at some airports in England in the run up to Christmas Day has been suspended.

Members of the Unite union working for the firm dnata at Heathrow, Gatwick and Manchester had been due to walk out on Tuesday.

But they will now be balloted after a new pay offer was made.

Unite's Kevin Hall said the offer "better reflects the contribution" members make to the company.

He added: "We will now be putting the details of the revised pay offer to our members over the coming weeks."

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