Minimum wage for agricultural workers set to rise to £6.08

THE Grade 1 minimum rate of wages for local agricultural workers will increase from 1 October.

The pay increase applies to Grade 1 workers only. The rate for Grade 1 increases from £6.04 per hour to £6.08 per hour.

The minimum rates of pay for Grade 2 - Grade 6 agricultural workers remain unchanged.

Information on Agricultural Wages is available at http://www.dardni.gov.uk/enforcement-awb

Alternatively, information can also be obtained by contacting the Agricultural Wages Secretariat, Room 910, Dundonald House, Upper Newtownards Road, Belfast BT4 3SB (Tel: 028 9052 4873 or Fax: 028 9052 4266).