Welsh Government given power to set farmers' wages

The Supreme Court has ruled that the Welsh Government will be able to set minimum wages and benefits for agriculture workers. The Agricultural Bill will now become law.

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Union welcomes Supreme Court decision over wages

Unite, the union that represents farm workers, has welcomed the news that agricultural wages will continue to be regulated in Wales, as they are in Scotland and Northern Ireland. The union also wants the system restored in England, where it was abolished last year.

This is wonderful news for thousands of low paid agricultural and rural workers in Wales. It demonstrates that the robust stand taken by the Welsh Government has triumphed and it will give us extra impetus in our campaign to get the Agricultural Wages Board for England restored as the impartial arbiter of agricultural workers' pay.

– Julia Long, UNITE

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