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Wages Board Proposals

 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".


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