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Vauxhall van workers accept new pay deal

Van production at Luton

Vauxhall van workers at Luton have backed a pay deal, smoothing the way for new investment at their plant.

Members of Unite at the factory voted by 68% in favour of an offer which the union said was worth £750, plus a rise of 1.5% in January 2019.

Workers will also see a 30% reduction in banked hours, meaning it will take workers two-thirds of the time it currently does to pay back hours that are banked during plant shutdowns, said Unite.

The union added that acceptance of the deal paves the way for Vauxhall's French owners PSA to press ahead with investing in new van production at the Luton plant.