CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT
Job Location: Your job can be based at any of our UK sites, but we will confirm which locality before you arrive. During your employment you may be required to transfer to another site due to high work volumes, this is generally for a short period and you will be moved back to your original site when possible.
Job Title: Agricultural Worker
Work Identification Card (ID card): Before you
start work you will be given a personalised bar-coded work card containing the
Your Payroll number
A bar-code of your work number
The address of the farm.
You must carry your
ID card with you at all times; you cannot start work without your ID card. When
you have completed a job the bar-code on your card is scanned to enable that job
to be recorded against your name for pay purposes.
Work: You will only be offered work
when it is available. The work is the manual picking of strawberries and other
soft fruits and vegetables or other pre and post-harvest work, which involves a
considerable amount of bending, walking and lifting.
Productivity Targets: The amount of work you are told
you must achieve is called your productivity target. Setting productivity
targets ensures that you complete a fair day work for a fair day pay when you
are not being supervised or watched. Productivity targets are set for each
individual type of job. Productivity targets for a harvest worker are the
number of kilograms of fruit for you to pick each hour, which are set on daily
Normal Working Days: Subject to weather and work
availability you will normally work 5 days each week.
Normal Working Day: A working day (if work is offered)
would normally be no more than 8 hours. Daily start times may vary depending
on the time of year and weather conditions. At the beginning of the day
you may only start work when your work ID card has been scanned. The timing of
your last scanned tray is your finish time, when picking. If you are
engaged in other jobs you must report the finish time to your supervisor to
scan your card or record it. Remember you are only paid for the time you
are officially working. You are paid from the start of work at your work place
to the finish of work at your work place.
Normal Working Hours: Variable depending on the demand of the
Meal Breaks: Breaks are in accordance with UK
employment legislation. Breaks are unpaid. It is compulsory to take these
Pay: All work is paid in accordance with UK
National Living Wage
is £7.83 per hour.
Pay Interval: Wages are calculated daily and
paid weekly one week in arrears.
Checking Your Pay: You can check your pay on a daily basis by
scanning your ID card. The pay report enables you to check that your pay for
that day is correct. If you find the pay is not correct, you must report it to
your manager within 24 hours of the pay report being issued.
Money Deductions from Pay: As an employer we will not deduct money
from your pay unless:
The deduction is required by law
It is agreed with the worker in his or
The worker has agreed in writing in
advance of the deduction
If there are any outstanding sums owed
by you on termination of contract (e.g. holiday taken in excess of entitlement)
from any monies owing to you at that time
Holiday Pay: Holidays are paid in accordance
with UK employment legislation.
Holiday Booking: To book holidays with pay you
must complete a holiday request form at least 7 days before you wish to have
the time off and hand the form to your line manager for signing.
Overtime: Should you be required to work
overtime, you will be paid in accordance with UK employment legislation.
Sickness Absence: Number of unpaid waiting days is
3 days. SSP (Statutory Sick Pay) is paid in accordance with UK employment
All sickness must be
recorded with the Seasonal Workers Liaison Officer before 10 am.
Notice to Terminate Employment: From employer - one week; from
employee - one week.
Length of employment: It is seasonal work and the length
of employment may be variable. The Company aims to retain the most productive
Leaving Procedure: One week before you intend to leave you
must inform the Seasonal Workers Liaison Officer who will assist you with
filling in a leavers form.
You will not be
allocated for work for the last 3 days before your intended leave date as the
pay for these days would not be able to be calculated before your departure
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