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

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).