A planned strike by bus drivers in London on Monday has been suspended following an improved pay offer.

Members of Unite employed by London United, a subsidiary of French company RATP, have taken a series of strikes in recent weeks.

Unite said Monday’s walkout has been suspended so that details of the revised offer can be finalised.

The union’s regional officer Michelle Braveboy said: “If the offer is agreed by members, future industrial action will be called off.

“From the very beginning of this dispute, Unite has always been clear that these matters could and should be resolved through negotiation.”

The strike would have affected 53 routes across south and west London.

Unite said if the offer is rejected by the drivers, strike action scheduled for May 6 and 7 will go ahead.