Welsh farmers invited to take part in pay and conditions survey

Farmworkers and their employers in Wales are being asked to complete a survey on the agricultural minimum wage and general terms and conditions in the sector.

The Independent Agricultural Advisory Panel has commissioned Adas to carry out a survey on agricultural employment in Wales, to help ensure the annual Wages Order meets the needs of an evolving industry.

The Welsh government has a statutory requirement to set an annual minimum wage for different grade workers within the agriculture, horticulture and forestry sectors.

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This wage rate must at least match the national minimum wage, but also reflect the work involved, which can involve antisocial hours and tasks, coupled with the backdrop of an uncertain future for Welsh farmers.

The survey will be open until 31 January 2021.

Respondents must be workers to which the agricultural minimum wage legislation applies. It does not cover those working in food processing or other diversified enterprises on the farm.

Take part in the Agricultural Minimum Wage Survey