According to union GMB more than 100 staff were under threat from job cuts at the agricultural, construction and landscape machinery manufacturer. But their colleagues have agreed to work shorter hours for the next three months to save their jobs.
JCB announced earlier in November that up to 290 shop floor positions were are risk of redundancy because of a rapid deterioration in world construction equipment markets, leading to a big fall in machine orders.
During the first stage of consultations, the number of jobs at risk of redundancy reduced from 290 to 235. JCB and GMB also proposed a flexible working pattern for shop floor employees until the end of February to save in excess of 100 jobs. Members voted in favour of the proposal after a ballot which concluded on 27 November.
The flexible working pattern will operate for the next three months at JCB's World HQ in Rocester, Staffordshire, JCB Heavy Products in Uttoxeter, JCB Cab Systems in Rugeley and JCB Transmissions in Wrexham.
Gordon Richardson, GMB Works Convenor at JCB, said: "GMB members are to be congratulated on the result of the ballot.
"It's a magnanimous act which is in the spirit of the approaching festive season and means that over 100 people who were under threat of compulsory redundancy will now have a much happier Christmas."
Graeme Macdonald, JCB Chief Executive, said: "Our shop floor colleagues are to be applauded for their actions. JCB and the GMB were determined to do everything possible to avoid compulsory redundancies through a combination of voluntary redundancies, early retirements and flexible working. It highlights a great team spirit at JCB and also means we can retain some vitally important skills."