Following the annual meeting of the Scottish Agricultural Wages Board (SAWB) on Wednesday, it is being
proposed that the minimum agricultural wage increases by 2.5% from 1 October 2011 and that agricultural
workers be given an extra day's holiday. The SAWB will meet again on 19 August to decide whether the
proposals for increases will go ahead.
SRPBA Chairman Luke Borwick commented:
"We feel that the SAWB has, after taking into account the current economic climate, reached a reasonable
conclusion which is considerate to both employees and employers in agriculture and also the wider rural
"The SRPBA also welcomes the SNP Government's commitment in its Farming Manifesto to review the
Agricultural Wages Board".