Industrial action that threatened to hit production at Oxford's Mini plant has ended after workers secured a pay rise of up to 21%.

Two hundred Unite members, employed by logistics firm Rudolph and Hellmann, walked out over pay on 10 May.

Later planned strikes were suspended ahead of a vote on a new deal.

Unite warned in April that planned strikes could bring the Cowley plant to a halt but a first round of them was postponed for votes on an improved pay deal.

But the union said earlier this month that 91% of members rejected the deal on a 98% turnout.

Around 225 workers, made up of warehouse staff and shunter drivers handling components for the factory, will receive a 19 per cent pay rise over two years.

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In addition, the workers will receive a lump sum worth 2 per cent, bringing the total increase to 21 per cent – worth around £4,000 per year for a dayshift worker. 

The deal also includes increases to overtime rates and more working time protections.

Unite general secretary Sharon Graham said: “This is a brilliant win for our Rudolph & Hellman members at MINI Oxford. Their determination and solidarity achieved this increase and they are now, rightly, £4,000 better off.”

Rudolph and Hellmann told the BBC it was "delighted" to have resolved the pay dispute.

"We believe this clearly demonstrates our ongoing commitment to our employees," it said.

"This increase is industry leading, and we will continue to work tirelessly to improve our already impressive working conditions."