Scotland: Agricultural Wage Rates – Wages Board publishes proposals for October 2010 increasesThursday, May 20th, 2010
On 7 May, the Scottish Agricultural Wages Board published its proposals for new wage rate from October 2010. The basic rate of pay for agricultural workers with more than 26 weeks continuous employment will increase by 19p per hour to £6.51 bringing the minimum wage for a 39-hour week to £253.89.
The proposed hourly rates are:
- £5.96 (an increase of 16p per hour) for those in the first 26 weeks of employment
- £6.51 for those employed for more that 26 weeks by the same employer
- £3.61 for workers who undertake a Level 2 Modern Apprenticeship in Agriculture
Written representations must be sent to the Board by 9 July. The Board will meet again on August 18 to consider representations and, if it so decides, will make an Order giving effect to its proposals.
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