TWO 24-hour strikes at a Shetland gas plant have been postponed after a mass meeting of more than 300 union members.

A majority voted to ballot the rest of the workforce on accepting an offer of up to £5500 compensation by chief site contractor Petrofac.

The move comes after a similar meeting on Tuesday unanimously rejected the offer for Sullom Voe, despite union leaders recommending it be accepted. The dispute is shared accommodation and commuting.

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Unite regional industrial organiser John Taylor said: "It's only fair that everyone gets a say in the matter, so they have agreed to postpone industrial action."

Petrofac said the offer was generous, adding: "We hope the membership will accept it this time."