Workers accept pay deal

Jaguar Landrover workers in the Midlands have accepted a new pay deal, cementing their jobs for at least another 10 years.
74 percent of the 16,000 workforce across the three manufacturing sites at Castle Bromwich, Solihull and Halewood agreed with a pay increase of 5 per cent this year, followed by 0.5 per cent the following year. 
Des Quinn, Unite officer representing JLR workers, said: "The workforce is over the moon. They can now look forward to the future in the knowledge that their jobs and livelihoods are secure for years to come.
"In these worrying times for workers and their families it is great to have some good news, but it is no more than these workers deserve.
"It also shows what can be achieved when a manufacturer works with the union and backs Britain. These are the sort of jobs - highly skilled and secure - which are essential if our country is to grow its way back to economic prosperity.
"Unite and the workers are keen now to continue our work with the company to build upon JLR's proud reputation for making some of the best vehicles in the world."
Unite is hopeful too that the new deal will also see the creation of thousands of new skilled JLR jobs at its Midlands and Liverpool sites.
The new pay and investment deal is implemented from today.