The National Union of Journalists (NUJ) has postponed next week's planned three-day strike action at newspaper group Reach following an approach from the publisher with a revised pay package.

The current work to rule at the company is also being postponed.

Reach’s Irish titles include the Irish Daily Mirror, the Irish Sunday Mirror and the Irish Daily Star.

Last month, Irish journalists employed by the company went on strike after pay negotiations broke down.

1,150 Reach workers took part in the work stoppage across Ireland and Britain.

Members of the NUJ voted in favour of strike action after an offer of a 3% pay rise was rejected as insufficient in light of the soaring cost of living and the profits being made by the company.

The NUJ says it will now undertake an online consultative ballot of members to gain views on whether journalists wish to accept the new proposed deal.

The ballot will open on 14 September and close on 23 September.