Industrial action by air traffic controllers has been suspended while they are balloted on a new pay offer.
Staff in the Prospect union were due to take to the picket lines again today amid negotiations with Highlands and Islands Airport Limited (Hial) over a 10% pay increase.
The airports at Inverness, Benbecula, Stornoway, Sumburgh, Kirkwall and Dundee were all affected by strike action last month.
Hial, which is owned by Scottish ministers, initially said it was bound by government policy and could not negotiate a new settlement.
But last night the union announced that workers are being offered a new pay deal, and the body has issued ballots to gauge support.
Workers will have until June 28 to decide if they wish to accept it, with all industrial action to be suspended until then.
David Avery, Prospect negotiations officer, said: “The offer we have received from Hial is sufficiently different to the original offer that we want to give members the chance to properly consider it, and vote on whether to accept it.
“Prospect is not making a recommendation on whether to accept or reject the offer.”
Inglis Lyon, Hial managing director, said: “Following a productive meeting with Prospect, we have received confirmation that all industrial action, including the work to rule, will be suspended pending the outcome of the ballot on our revised offer.”