Glass workers accept improved two year pay deal

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South Yorkshire glass workers have voted overwhelmingly to accept an improved pay offer - worth six per cent over two years.

The workers are at plants run by Ardagh Glass in Barnsley and Doncaster - with two others in West Yorkshire and Scotland also affected.

Previously an offer of 5.5 per cent was on the table, but had been rejected by the workforce.

Unite, which represents many of the staff, said 80 per cent had voted in favour of the improved package.

The new offer is 2.75 per cent from February 1 this year to August 1 when a further 0.25 per cent will be paid until January 31 2014. All pay will be backdated.

There is then a three per cent offer for the year starting on February 1 2014. The company employs around 1,300 workers.