Strike action has been averted at a Heinz factory in Wigan.

More than 800 workers had planned a walk out tomorrow in dispute of a pay offer worth approximately 4% over two years.

However, Heinz has now offered a pay rise worth 8% over two years. As part of the new plan, workers will receive a 4.25% increase in the first year and a 3.75% increase in the second year.