The threat of strike action by train drivers at the Carlisle‑based nuclear rail freight company DRS has forced bosses to climb down over pay threats.
The 130 workers, who are members of the Aslef union, voted to strike after the company said it would not be honouring the final part of a three-year pay deal because of the economic crisis.
The workers were due to get a 3.5 percent rise in April. They are also angry at proposed changes to the way they will be allowed to take holidays.
Following talks DRS, which delivers nuclear material to Sellafield, agreed to pay the third year of the deal.