Strike action planned for this week by hundreds of Stork contractors has been suspended amid a new offer.
Unite the Union confirmed that a backdated increase to January is being considered.
A ballot will close on July 18.
Hundreds of Stork workers were due to take part in a series of 48-hour strikes, starting this week, in the dispute.
It comes after 450 workers last month knocked back a 6% offer which Unite described as a “real terms pay cut”.
At the time, Stork said it was disappointed with the vote an said a resolution is its priority.
The latest move also comes after more than 700 workers for Bilfinger secured a pay increase in June, ending their dispute.