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Agricultural Wages Agreed

The Scottish Agricultural Wages Board has confirmed increases to the minimum hourly rate for agricultural workers and hourly rates of pay for agricultural apprentices from 1 October 2012.  Details of the award are as follows:

  • for workers in first 26 weeks of employment a rate of not less than £6.22 per hr
  • for workers employed for more than 26 weeks a rate of not less than £6.86 per hr
  • hourly rate of not less than £3.81 per hr for workers during the first 12 months of employment who undertake a Level 2 Modern Apprenticeship in Agriculture;
  • the additional sum payable to workers who have appropriate qualifications will be £1.04 per hour;
  • the dog allowance will also increase to £5.20 per week for each dog up to a maximum of 4.

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