A pay deal has been struck with 1,000 draymen at drinks delivery company GXO Logistics Drinks, following the threat of strike action last month.

The majority of workers (80%) who turned out to vote accepted the improved pay offer by the company of a 4% increase – up from the 1.4% rise offered earlier in the negotiations.

The draymen deliver around 40% of the country’s beers to pubs and other hospitality venues from 26 sites in the UK, with the proposed two day strikes – on 24 August and 2 September – postponed in lieu of the vote.

The industrial action was to be accompanied by an overtime ban and work to rule, starting on 24 August and continuing until 15 November.

JD Wetherspoon (JDW) hit the headlines this week after suffering shortages of some draught Heineken products which it said had been caused by disruption due to the threatened strike action.