Jaguar Land Rover
Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) workers could be getting a healthy rise in their pay packets, just in time for Christmas.

More than 21,000 workers at JLR's Castle Bromwich, Whitley and Solihull factories are set to agree to the new package – a pay rise worth nearly 10 per cent.

Strong global demand for Jaguar Land Rover products are thought to have fuelled the negotiations between Unite union officials and company bosses.

Roger Maddison, Unite national officer, said: "The Unite shop stewards voted overwhelmingly in favour of the package which had been hammered out during tough negotiations with JLR's management.

"This will now go to a vote of the workforce and, if they are in favour, the two-year deal will start on November 1.

"We have a great workforce at JLR producing a very successful range of excellent vehicles and it is only right that our members share in the nearly £3billion profit made by JLR over the last two years.

"The British car industry is undergoing a renaissance at present. The constructive working together by employers and the trade unions has been a major factor in this revitalisation of the automotive sector."

The car giant has sold nearly 50,000 cars in the UK alone so far this year.