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Agricultural Sector (Wales) Act 2014

Section 3 - Agricultural wages orders

12.An agricultural wages order will set out the terms and conditions of employment which must be offered to agricultural workers in Wales.

13.In particular, it can specify—

  • the wages that must be paid to agricultural workers (which can vary according to the worker’s qualifications and experience),

  • the holiday entitlement that an agricultural worker must receive, and

  • other terms and conditions of employment that are relevant to the agricultural sector, such as for example, requiring that an allowance is paid to a shepherd who is required to keep working dogs as part of his or her job.

14.Any rates of pay specified in an agricultural wages order must not be less than national minimum wage set by the UK government for all workers.

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