Agricultural Wages Board for Northern Ireland (AWB)

Information on the composition of and work of the Agricultural Wages Board for Northern Ireland (AWB).

Composition of the Board

The Agricultural Wages Board for Northern Ireland is a statutory body which meets three times a year, to determine the minimum gross wages payable to agricultural workers and to set some conditions for holiday and sick pay entitlement.  

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 two 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 Positon Where they come from
Mr Rodger McKnight Chair Co. Antrim
Ms Patricia O'Callaghan Independent Co. Down
Ms Joanne McWilliams Unite Co. Armagh
Mr Ronnie Corbett Unite Co. Tyrone
Mr Brian Hewitt Unite Co. Down
Mr John Anderson Unite Co. Antrim
Mr Peter McCrea Unite Co. Tyrone
Mr Harry McBride 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

 

Remuneration

All Members of the Board can claim for attendance at meetings, travel to meetings and child or dependent care, as follows:

Attendance

Position Rate per meeting
Chair £271.00
Independent Member £140.00
Ordinary Member £26.32

Travel Expenses

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.

Minutes of Board meetings and Press releases

Information for Agricultural workers

Information in other languages

 

 

 

 

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