Scottish Agricultural Wages Board confirms October 2010 increasesWednesday, August 25th, 2010
The Scottish Agricultural Wages Board has confirmed the proposals it made in May 2010 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 changes include a new minimum rate for agricultural apprentices.
The new 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 than 26 weeks by the same employer
- £3.61 for workers who undertake a Level 2 Modern Apprenticeship in Agriculture during their first 12 months of employment
- an additional 99p per hour for workers with specified qualifications.