AGRICULTURAL WAGES (REGU-
LATION) ACTS, 1924 & 1940, AND
HOLIDAYS WITH PAY ACT, 1938
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Agricultural Wages Board have by Order dated 19th December, 1941, made effective the decisions of the Herefordshire Agricultural Wages Committee to cancel the minimum and overtime rates of wages and the directions for holidays with pay and holiday remuneration at present in force and to fix minimum and overtime rates of wages and make directions in regard to holidays with pay and holiday remuneration in substitution therefore applicable to workers employed in agriculture for time work in their area, such rates and directions to come into force on 28th December, 1941, and to continue in operation until 31st December, 1942.
A. The minimum rates of wages specified in the Order are as follows:—
(1) Male Workers:—
(a) Male workers aged 21 and over employed wholly or mainly as bailiffs, waggoners, stockmen or shepherds: 67s. 6d. (instead of 54s. as at present per week (including Sunday) for all time (not exceeding 58 hours instead of 60 as at present) necessarily spent on the immediate care of animals.
(b) Other male workers:—
|Years of age||s. d.|
|21 and over||60 0|
|20 and under 21||53 9|
|19 " " 20||49 5|
|18 " " 19||42 6|
|17 " " 18||36 10|
|16 " " 17||30 0|
|15 " " 16||25 0|
|14 " " 15||22 0|
(instead of 48/-, 43/-, 39/6d., 34/-, 29/6d., 24/-, 20/-, and 17/6d. respectively as at present) per week of 39½ hours in the week in which Christmas Day falls; 48 hours in any other week in winter; 44½ in the week in which Good Friday falls, and 54 hours in any other week in summer.
Provision is made in the Order that in any week in which a worker is entitled to be allowed a holiday under the Holidays with Pay Act, 1938.
(i) the weekly wage applicable to the Worker at the above rates shall be reduced by the holiday remuneration payable in respect of that week;
(ii) the number of hour in respect of which the weekly minimum rates apply shall, in respect of each day’s holiday which the worker is entitled to be allowed in that week, be reduced by 10 in the case of a worker to whom paragraph (1)(a) above applies, and by 8 in the case of a worker to whom paragraph (1)(b) above applies if the week is in winter or by 9 if the week is in summer.
(2) Female workers:—
|Years of age||Per hour|
|18 and over||... ... ...||10|
|17 and under 18||... ... ...||8½|
|14 and under 17||... ... ...||6½|
(instead of 8½d., 7d. and 6d. respectively as at present).
(3) The minimum rates of wages fixed for boys and girls of 12 and under 14 is 4d. per hour (instead of 3d. as at present).
(4) The differential hourly rate for wages fixed for overtime employment are as follows:—
(a) Male workers aged 21 and over employed wholly or mainly as bailiffs, waggoners, stockmen or shepherds:—
2½d. (instead of 2d. as at present) for employment on Christmas Day and Good Friday where the worker has completed less than the number of hours in respect of which the weekly minimum wage is payable in the weeks in which Christmas Day and Good Friday fall; and 1/3d. (instead of 1/- as at present) for all other overtime employment.
(b) Other male workers aged 21 and over:—
On weekdays, 1/3d.; on Sundays, 1/4d. (instead of 1/- and 1/1d. respectively as at present).
(c) Male workers under 21:—
Aged 20 and under 21, 1/0½d.; 19 and under 20, 11d., 18 and under 19, 10d.; 17 and under 18, 9d.; 16 and under 17, 7½d.; 15 and under 16, 6d.; 14 and under 15, 5d. (instead of 10d., 9½d., 8d., 7d., 6d., 5d., and 4d. respectively as at present).
(d) Female workers:—
(i) for employment on Christmas Day and Good Friday where a whole-time worker employed by the week or longer period has completed less than 46½ hours (or less than 46½ hours reduced by 7½ in respect of each day's holiday which the worker is entitled to be allowed under the Holidays with Pay Act, 1938, in that week) in the weeks in which Christmas Day and Good Friday fall; workers aged 18 and over, 2d. (instead of 1½d. as at present); workers of 14 and under 18, 1d. (as at present).
(ii) for all other overtime employment; workers aged 18 and over, 11d., 17 and under 18, 9½d., 14 and under 17, 8d, (instead of 9d., 7½d. and 6½d. respectively as at present).
B: The directions in regard to holidays with pay provide that a wholetime worker who is employed or engaged to be employed throughout
(a) the period 1st January, 1941, to 31st December, 1941.
(b) the period 1st January, 1942, to 31st December, 1942.
shall be allowed holidays of six days in respect of each such period. A whole-time worker who is not employed or engaged to be employed throughout any such period but is employed or engaged to be employed for six consecutive months or more shall be allowed holidays of three days. The holidays are to be allowed within the periods stated at such time or times as may be agreed between the employer and the worker, and provision is made as to when they shall be allowed in default of such agreement. The daily rates of holiday remuneration are one sixth of the weekly minimum rates of wages applicable in the case of male workers and in the case of female workers of 18 years of age and over is 6/8 (instead of 5/6d. as at present). Lower rates are fixed for younger female workers, such rates being higher than at present.
C. The Committee have made consequential variations in their Order defining the employment
which is to be treated as overtime employment.
R. E. STANLEY,
Secretary of the Agricultural Wages Board.
Linden Hall Hydro,
28th December, 1941.
1. For full details of the legally-binding provisions of the Order reference should be
made to the Order itself; copies can be obtained free of charge from the Secretary at the
Board at the above address ...
From the Hereford Times,
courtesy of Rob Millington.