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2 Sisters Food Group strike is called off

2 Sisters West Bromwich protest
Image caption About 800 staff staged a 24-hour strike on 14 December

A strike at the 2 Sisters Food Group has been called off after what the union involved called a "much improved offer" from the company.

Unite were due to stage a strike over pay and conditions on Friday at three of the company's sites .

The company said the "necessary foundations" are now in place to create a further 500 new jobs at the sites.

Unite said members will be consulted about the package over the Christmas holiday.

Workers at the group mainly deal with packing chicken, but also supply fish and baked and frozen products to shops including Tesco and Marks & Spencer.

800 staff at sites in Smethwick, West Bromwich and Lincoln Street in Wolverhampton staged a 24-hour strike on 14 December.

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