Workers at Newcastle Airport are set to vote on a new pay deal ahead of a planned 48-hour strike on Monday, according to reports.
The Newcastle Evening Chronicle claims that union leaders are recommending staff accept the offer, following extensive talks between the Transport and General Workers Union and the employer, Groundstar.
Around 150 union members voted overwhelming for industrial action at Newcastle Airport after rejecting a 3 per cent pay increase, although details of the new deal have not been revealed.
The dispute began after staff at the airport demanded wages more in line with other airports and complained about staffing levels and rostering.
Groundstar is responsible for baggage handling, check-in and flight despatch for several major airlines at the North East airport.