Shop floor employees at JCB have voted to work shorter hours for the next three months to save the jobs of colleagues at risk of compulsory redundancy.
Three hundred workers at the Wrexham Transmissions plant will now work shorter hours in order to save colleagues from compulsory redundancy. Three weeks ago JCB announced 290 jobs were at risk of redundancy following a global downturn in the construction market.
In order to avoid compulsory redundancies, a flexible working pattern for shop floor employees was proposed from now until the end of February to save in excess of 100 jobs. GMB members voted in favour of the proposal after a ballot on Friday.
JCB have confirmed there will be no compulsory redundancies.
Parts for 1,000 new JCB diggers will be made at the company's plant in Wrexham, as part of a new £40m order from the Brazilian government.
Axles and transmissions for backhoe loaders which will be manufactured in North Wales.
Five years ago, JCB's production was slashed and jobs were lost as the recession hit, as Carole Green reports.
The Welsh Secretary, David Jones, was in North Wales today trying to highlighting the importance of the manufacturing sector to the Welsh economy.
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The Welsh Secretary David Jones has been visiting factories in north Wales today.
Mr Jones toured the Airbus and JCB operations to highlight the importance of the manufacturing sector in Wales.
On his visit to Airbus in Broughton and JCB Transmissions in Wrexham, the Secretary of State for Wales will be emphasising the importance of manufacturing to the economy.
The Secretary of State for Wales, David Jones, will tour the wing assembly plant at Airbus and meet the graduates and employees taking part in one of the UK's largest apprenticeship programmes.
He'll go on to visit JCB Transmissions in Wrexham where the focus will be on the contribution the site makes to the research, development and manufacturing of JCB products worldwide.
Workers at the JCB factory in Wrexham have secured a deal to build parts for a major order of vehicles for a British retail firm.
It's part of a 16 million pound deal that includes more than five hundred machines, with options to order more in the future. More than 450 people work at two sites in the town.
The construction equipment manufacturer JCB says its financial results for 2011 were its best ever.
The company recorded £2.75 billion in turnover, with pre-tax earnings at £355 million.
JCB employs around 450 people at its plant in Wrexham, making gearboxes and axles for vehicles.