Barry Callebaut factory staff in Banbury call off strike
Strike action by chocolate factory workers in Oxfordshire has been called off after union and management reached a pay settlement.
More than 100 Unite members at the Barry Callebaut factory in Banbury had intended to take part in two 24-hour strikes, on Friday and Monday.
The workforce had already walked out twice after over claims of unfair pay and a refusal by managers to negotiate.
But employees have now accepted the proposed salary increase.
Union leaders say staff have been given a two-year deal and will be paid above inflation.
Management said: "We are glad that we reached a settlement which all parties involved could agree to."
Barry Callebaut produces moulded and liquid chocolate for companies including Cadbury, Nestle and Hershey.