Nearly 1,000 jobs have been saved at construction equipment manufacturer JCB.
The GMB Union says 915 hourly-paid, shop floor jobs have been saved, after negotiations with the company.
It says the workers would have been at risk of redundancy had the agreement not been made, but members will now hold a ballot on the plans.
GMB says new flexible working arrangements would secure 12 months further work during the uncertainty of the Covid-19 pandemic and the economic conditions that have resulted.
These proposals to be voted on include introducing a system of banking hours, and extending shift patterns to include earlier starts and later finish times.
The company says its employees will also be guaranteed 39 hours’ basic contractual pay in any one week.
Last week, JCB announced 950 jobs could be cut at the firm, which is headquartered in Staffordshire, and also has sites in Derbyshire and Wrexham.
It also announced 500 agency employees were being released from their contracts, as a result of the demand for the company's machines being halved during the coronavirus pandemic.
The company says these job cuts to salaried employees are still planned, and a consultation period began on Monday 18th May.
Production at the company's UK factories resumed this week, where more than 2,000 employees have now returned to work after being furloughed on the Government's Job Retention Scheme.