Workers protested against plans to scrap the agricultural wages board (AWB) in London on Friday of last week. Farm workers in the Unite union gathered outside the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs.
“If the AWB goes then thousands of workers will suffer a wage reduction—plus a nose-dive in terms and conditions,” Ivan Monckton, who represents Unite on the board, told Socialist Worker.
He said the consultation was “completely bogus”. The plan to scrap the AWB—which sets legally binding wage rates and conditions for farm workers—could face legal challenges.