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Agricultural Wages

Scottish Agricultural Wages Board (SAWB)  Combine Sheep   

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.  Please click here to see the current Rates of Pay, Orders and Reports

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

The Agricultural Wages (Scotland) Order & Guide (No. 63)

National Living Wage Update

 

The Agricultural Wages (Scotland) Order & Guide (No.63) - Polish Version

National Living Wage Update - 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

TBC

                                              NFUS

                            SLE

 

Mr Jim Winter

                                              Unite

 

Mr Scott Foley

                                              Unite

 

Mr Scot Walker

Ms Kelly Graham

                                              Unite

                                              Unite

 

Mrs Frances MacKay

                                              Unite

 

 Ms Donna Donnelly

                                              Unite