hundreds of offshore workers called off strike action after winning a double-digit pay rise.

More than 450 offshore drilling and technical workers have accepted a 10% increase, Unite said on Wednesday, which dates back to June.

Earlier this year, members rejected a 5% pay offer, which the union described as a “significant reduction in real pay”. ArcherMaersk, Transocean and Odfjell.

The pay dispute has affected workers belonging to the Drilling Contractors Association of Great Britain.

Unite general secretary Sharon Graham said workers had “demonstrated collective strength and resilience in the fight for better pay”.

Unite members were determined to get an improved offer and stood their ground

She added: “Unite is determined to achieve better pay, conditions for our members and this shows that their fight is worth it.”

Workers took part in the first 48-hour break on October 20 and 21, with two more outings planned for November and December.

Among the platforms hit were BP Clair and Clair Ridge, as well as Equinor’s Mariner, which the union warned could cause major problems for oil and gas operators.

Vic Fraser, the union’s industrial officer, said members were “determined to get an improved offer and stood their ground”.

He added: “This demonstrates what can be achieved when meaningful negotiations take place and employers listen to what our members have to say collectively, it proves that collective bargaining works for everyone.”