Agricultural Wages

Agricultural Wages GuideScottish Agricultural Wages Board (SAWB)

The Scottish Agricultural Wages Board is an Executive Non-Departmental Public Body set up under the Agricultural Wages (Scotland) Act 1949. The SAWB exists to set minimum rates of pay and other conditions of service for agricultural workers in Scotland.

The SAWB meets 2 times a year in order to determine the minimum gross wages payable to agricultural workers and to set conditions for holiday and sick pay entitlement.  Please click here to see the current Rates of Pay, Orders and Reports

The current minimum rates of pay and other conditions are set out in:

The Agricultural Wages (Scotland) Order (No. 62)

The Agricultural Wages (Scotland) Order (No.62) - Polish Version

The Board is made up of 1 Chairperson, 4 Independent Members, 6 Members from Unite to represent employees and 6 Members from the National Farmers' Union Scotland and the Scottish Rural Property and Business Association to represent employers interests.

The Chair and 4 Independent Members are appointed by Scottish Ministers. The National Farmers’ Union Scotland / Scottish Rural Property and Business Association and Unite appoint their own representatives to the Board.

 

Name

                                          Position on Board

 

Mr John Menzies

                                              Chair

 

Cllr Bill Howatson

                                              Independent

 

Mr David Nelson

                                              Independent

 

Mrs Fiona O’Donnell

                                              Independent

 

Mrs Afshan Rathore

                                              Independent

 

Mr Scott Walker

                                              NFUS

 

Mr John Sinclair

                                              NFUS

 

Mr Robin Christie

                                              NFUS  

 

Mr John Picken

                                              NFUS

 

Mr Jamie Smart

                                              NFUS

 

Mr Donald Noble

                                              SRPBA

 

Mr Scott Foley

                                              Unite

 

Mr Scot Walker

                                              Unite

 

Mrs Frances MacKay

                                              Unite

 

 3 Vacancies

                                              Unite