The staff windfall will be welcome for 280 Flemish workers at the company's plant in Westerlo (Antwerp Province). According to the socialist union the bonus will total at least 1,000 euros and could run up to the equivalent of six months of pay. At Westerlo the bonus will be especially welcome because there are fears that the new owners will want to merge the plant with one of their existing plants in Limburg Province. With two further plants close to the Belgian border in the Netherlands unions at Westerlo fear for the Flemish plant's future. The Scandinavian Tobacco Group will now take three months to have a closer look at the production process at Agio before announcing any changes.