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Agricultural Wages

Scottish Agricultural Wages Board (SAWB)     

The Scottish Agricultural Wages Board is an Executive Non-Departmental Public Body set up under the Agricultural Wages (Scotland) Act 1949. The SAWB exists to set minimum rates of pay and other conditions of service for agricultural workers in Scotland.

The SAWB meets 2 times a year in order to determine the minimum gross wages payable to agricultural workers and to set conditions for holiday and sick pay entitlement.

 Ag Wages No.64 - Cover - 2017

The current minimum rates of pay and other conditions are set out in:

The Agricultural Wages (Scotland) Order & Guide (No.64)

The Agricultural Wages (Scotland) Order (No.64) - Polish Version

The Agricultural Wages (Scotland) Guide (No.64) - Polish Version

 

Link to the UK National Living Wage

https://www.livingwage.gov.uk/?gclid=CLDgtrCQxcsCFegp0wodwR4KeA

The Board is made up of 1 Chairperson, 4 Independent Members, 6 Members from Unite to represent employees and 6 Members from the National Farmers' Union Scotland and the Scottish Land and Estates to represent employers interests.

The Chair and 4 Independent Members are appointed by Scottish Ministers. The National Farmers’ Union Scotland / Scottish Land and Estates and Unite appoint their own representatives to the Board.

Name                                         

 Position on Board

Mr John Menzies

 Chair

Cllr Bill Howatson

 Independent

Mr David Nelson

 Independent

Mrs Fiona O’Donnell

 Independent

Mrs Afshan Rathore

 Independent

Mr Scott Walker

 NFUS

Ms Tracy McCullagh

 NFUS

Mr Peter Thomson

 NFUS

Mr John Picken

 NFUS

Mr Jamie Smart  NFUS

TBC

 SLE

Mr Jim Winter

 Unite

Mr Scott Foley

 Unite

Mr Scot Walker  Unite

Ms Kelly Graham

 Unite

Mrs Frances MacKay

 Unite

Ms Donna Donnelly

 Unite