UK biscuit maker Thomas Tunnock has reached an agreement with its workers union over an ongoing pay dispute.

Tunnock has made a number of offers to its staff who have walked out three times over pay in the last month.

However, the firm said today (15 October) that Unite members, who were balloted on a two year pay offer of 2.5% backdated to 1 July 2010 and a further 2.5% from 1 July 2011, has been accepted by a “significant majority”.

Boyd Tunnock, managing director of Thomas Tunnock said: “The management team and I are pleased that a pay agreement has been reached. Our ongoing investment in the business and our staff equips us well for the future. From the Caribbean to Kuwait, our products are exported to over 30 countries covering six continents. We look forward to continuing to expand our presence in new markets at home and abroad.”   

Unite regional officer, Derek Ormston added: “Our members were balloted on the improved offer and accepted it by a significant majority. All future industrial action is therefore cancelled and the dispute is now over.”