Living wages are paid

AWO Obligations

“Sometimes in our packhouse, we pack produce grown on the farm and other times we are packing imported product. It is impossible to keep changing from AWO obligations to times when the AWO does not apply.”

The AWO states that if work is carried out in pack houses is included if produce being packed is grown on land owned by the same commercial entity. Many businesses will register the packhouse as a separate business entity from the growing business so the AWO no longer applies in the packhouse. However any work done in field always comes under the jurisdiction of the AWO.

Agricultural Wages Order 2012 020 7238 6523