Network Rail workers are to be urged to accept a proposed pay deal which averted strike action last week.
Members of the Rail, Maritime and Transport (RMT) union had threatened a 24-hour walkout last week and a 48-hour stoppage this week .
Union representatives met to consider the deal of a two per cent pay rise followed by one matching RPI inflation and decided to recommend it for acceptance.
Ballot papers will be sent out this week.
Phil Hufton, managing director for Network Operations at NR, said he hoped it would be acceptable.