Planned strike action by easyJet check-in and ground handling staff at Stansted airport has been called off.

Stobart Aviation Services today confirmed it had reached a pay agreement after working with union Unite.

Strikes had been planned for August 2-5, August 9-12, August 16-19 and August 23-27.

Unite represents 43 passenger service agents who work for Stobart Aviation Services, which hold the easyJet contract at the Essex airport.

The union called off a strike planned for July 25.

Stobart Aviation Services’ managing director Graeme Undy said: “We have engaged with Unite throughout the last few months to establish an agreement that benefits our people, Stansted Airport and airline passengers planning to fly on holiday this summer.

“This is an important agreement that will mean we can avoid airport disruption for holidaymakers and demonstrates our commitment to engaging, listening and acting in the interests of our people and our customers.”