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The Scottish Agricultural Wages Board (SAWB)

The Scottish Agricultural Wages Board has a statutory remit to make Orders fixing minimum wage rates, holiday entitlement and other conditions of service for workers employed in agriculture. It must first consider pay claims and proposed changes submitted by employers' and workers' representatives.

The SAWB comprises 17 members:

  • 5 Independent members (one of whom is Chairperson) appointed by Scottish Ministers;
  • 6 members representing workers' interests nominated by Unite the Union; and
  • 6 members representing employers' interests nominated by the National Farmers Union Scotland and the Scottish Land and Estates

The Board adheres to a Code of Conduct and Members' Handbook. Representatives are required to complete a Register of Interests on appointment or re-appointment to the Board.