TALKS aimed at averting a three-day strike by workers who supply goods to supermarket chain Morrisons get under way tomorrow.
The Bradford-based company said it had agreed to unions' demands for joint national bargaining at five distribution centres supplying its stores.
Now Morrisons has asked the Transport and General Workers' Union and the GMB to call off a planned three-day strike due to start this Friday.
The strike involves workers at five depots - including one at Wakefield - supplying Morrisons stores.
The company said its agreement to establish joint national bargaining would cover the sites where workers were balloted on strike action.
A spokesman for Morrisons, which has stores at Waterloo and Meltham, said the firm had offered to meet the unions tomorrow.
He said: "Having now conceded the issue which formed the basis of the ballot, we have asked them to confirm that the planned industrial action is cancelled, which would be in the best interests of all concerned."
A joint statement by the unions said national officials and 25 shop stewards would attend the talks, adding: "We look forward to full and frank negotiations.
"The trade union side will consider the stoppages after the meeting."