WORKERS at a Barnsley glass factory have accepted an improved pay offer - worth six per cent over two years.

An offer of 5.5 per cent was on the table but had been rejected by the workforce at Ardagh Glass, Monk Bretton.

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

Employees called off a threatened strike last month after managers made the improved offer.

Tas Sangha, Unite's deputy regional secretary for Yorkshire, said: "Unite and the GMB union had intense talks with the firm which resulted in an improved pay offer."

An Ardagh spokesman said: "We welcome the outcome of extensive discussions and thank the trade unions for working with us to outline the accepted two-year pay proposal."