More than 5,000 workers at manufacturing giant JCB are to receive a £400 Christmas bonus.
The pay out was confirmed today and means employees at the firm's 11 plants in Staffordshire, Derbyshire and Wrexham will share in a festive bonus pot worth more than £2million.
The news follows a vote by workers earlier this week in favour of a 2.2% pay rise.
Chief executive Graeme Macdonald said: "While global construction equipment markets have remained fragile during 2016, JCB has made some good progress and has grown its share in a declining market."
"We expect continued market fragility next year but we enter 2017 with a degree of confidence driven by the recent introduction of innovative new products."
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