Agricultural Minimum Wages – Increased rates in Scotland from October 2008Monday, August 25th, 2008
The Scottish Agricultural Wages Board has confirmed an increase of 24p per hour for agricultural workers with more than 26 weeks’ continuous employment from 1 October 2008.
The Board met on 30 July 2008. As no written representations against its proposals for change had been received, the Board agreed that a new Wages Order will come into effect on 1 October 2008.
Details of the award are as follows:
- £5.73 per hour for those in the first 26 weeks of employment
- £6.20 for those employed for more than 26 weeks by the same employer
- an additional £0.94 per hour for workers with appropriate qualifications
- the dog allowance will increase to £4.71 per week for each dog up to a maximum of four dogs
- employers may deduct up to £4.46 per day from wages in the first 26 weeks of employment to cover living accommodation, other than a house.
Increase in agricultural minimum wage
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