This week’s planned strike action by British Airways cabin crew has been suspended.

Unite members had been set to stage four days of industrial action from this Friday, but the union said that talks will now be held with conciliation service Acas with the aim of reaching an agreement.

The planned walkout by BA’s Mixed Fleet crew was part of a long-running dispute over pay and conditions. British Airways had called the latest strike “completely unnecessary”, stating that the airline “had reached a deal on pay, which Unite’s national officers agreed was acceptable”.

But according to a BBC report, the planned action has been “about benefits not being reinstated for crew who took part in earlier industrial action”.

For a forum discussion on BA’s Mixed Fleet and recent strike action, click here.