24 March 2000
Jobs warning as wages rise

FARMERS warned their industry may have to shed more jobs after being forced to give workers 4.7% rise – which could cost the industry an extra 40 million a year.

The deal was imposed by the statutory Agricultural Wages Board in London.

Under this the basic rate for full and part-time workers in England and Wales will rise from 4.36 to 4.57 an hour, reports The Daily Telegraph.

  • The Daily Telegraph 24/03/2000 page 8