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Thousands of JCB workers get £400 Christmas bonus

Workers at Staffordshire based manufacturer JCB will get a bonus this year Credit: JCB

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."

– Graeme Macdonald, CEO, JCB

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