The RMT rail union has accepted a pay deal that will avoid strikes in December and January.
The accepted agreement includes a backdated pay rise and, crucially for hospitality, includes a commitment for no strikes during December and January.
Chief Executive Kate Nicholls said: “Hospitality businesses will be breathing a sigh of relief that the critical festive period will be protected from strikes from RMT members. Businesses, workers and the public now have a degree of certainty when it comes to their Christmas plans.
“We are not out of the woods yet, with strikes by ASLEF set to cause significant disruption next week. We estimate the planned rolling strikes and overtime ban will cost the sector at least half a billion in lost sales, bringing the total impact of the disruption to over £4 billion.
“I would urge ASLEF to follow the lead of the RMT and commit to holding no further strikes in December and the New Year.
“It’s critical that all parties still involved in pay disputes continue to negotiate and reach a resolution as soon as possible to avoid further, damaging strikes.”