Agricultural Wages Board
Composition of the Board
The Agricultural Wages Board for Northern Ireland is a statutory body which meets 3 times a year to determine the minimum gross wages payable to agricultural workers and to set some conditions for holiday and sick pay entitlement. Please click here to see the current Rates of Pay, Orders and Reports
The Board is made up of 1 Chairperson, 2 Independent Members, 6 Members from Unite to represent employees and 6 Members from the Ulster Farmers' Union to represent employers.
The Chair and 2 Independent Members are appointed by the Minister of the Department of Agriculture and Rural Development. The Ulster Farmers’ Union and Unite appoint their own representatives to the Board.
|Name||Position on Board||Where They Come From|
|Mr Rodger McKnight||Chair||Co Antrim|
|Mr Andy Popplewell||Independent||Co Down|
|Ms Eileen Mullan||Independent||Co Down|
|Mr Gareth Scott||Unite||Co Londonderry|
|Mr Ronnie Corbett||Unite||Co Tyrone|
|Mr Sean McAllister||Unite||Co Down|
|Mr Andy Smyth||Unite||Co Tyrone|
|Mr Peter McCrea||Unite||Co Tyrone|
|Mr Stephen Bradley||Unite||Co Londonderry|
|Mr Wilbert Mayne||UFU||Co Tyrone|
|Mr Crosby Cleland||UFU||Co Down|
|Mr Thomas Douglas||UFU||Co Tyrone|
|Mr Chris Osborne||UFU||Co Down|
|Mr Roy Lyttle||UFU||Co Down|
|Mr Robert McCloy||UFU||Co Londonderry|
All Members of the Board can claim for attendance at meetings, travel to meetings and child or dependent care as follows:
|Position||Rate per Meeting|
Members are entitled to claim reimbursement of travel expenses for attendance at Board meetings at the Northern Ireland Civil Service mileage rates.
Child & Dependant Care
Members are entitled to claim reimbursement of expenses due to child or dependent care for attendance at Board meetings at a reasonable rate.
More Information and Related Links:
Current Terms and Conditions of Employments, Wages, etc