Planned strikes a union warned could hit production at Oxford's Mini plant have been postponed after workers were given another pay offer.

The workers, made up of warehouse staff and shunter drivers working for logistics company Rudolph & Hellman, handle components for BMW and the strikes would significantly impact production at the Mini plant.

Unite had warned of industrial action by the 200 workers could take place today [12] and on May 17 and 19.

It said the industrial action could bring the Cowley plant to a halt but a first round of strikes was postponed for votes on an improved pay deal.

But 200 Unite members walked out on Tuesday, saying 91 per cent had voted to reject the offer on a 98 per cent turnout, insisting it “failed to address low wages”.

However, the union said Thursday's planned strike and two next week will not happen ahead of a vote on a new deal.

Rudolph and Hellmann previously said its original offer for the warehouse staff had been "industry leading".

A Mini spokesperson said the carmaker was "pleased to hear" about the "productive negotiations" between Unite and Rudolph and Hellmann.

They said production is scheduled to take place as usual on Thursday [12].

Rudolph and Hellmann have been contacted for comment.