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Changes to Wages Order Come into Effect

As of Wednesday 1 April, changes to the minimum wage of farm workers will come into effect

31/03/2020

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Feeding the Nation: Union Working with Governments and Supply Chain

NFU Scotland has this week written to the UK and Scottish ministers with responsibility for agriculture as Scotland’s farmers, crofters and growers continue to play an essential role in feeding the nation through the COVID-19 virus.

31/03/2020

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Coronavirus Guidelines from Dr John Locke - 30 March 2020

These are truly strange and unprecedented times and during these times it is important that we come together and listen to those who know best.

30/03/2020

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Director of Policy Jonnie Hall's Blog - 27 March 2020

These are scary and unprecedented times, but the job of farming does not stop. NFU Scotland Director of Policy Jonnie Hall looks at how the Union is continuing its day job so that farmers and crofters can continue theirs

27/03/2020

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Union Keeps Farmers and Crofters Fully Informed with COVID-19 Updates

NFU Scotland is also providing a draft letter for employers where staff must move where it is essential to food production

26/03/2020

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Public Asked to Exercise Responsibly When on Farmland

As the public exercise in the countryside during lockdown, NFU Scotland is reminding of the importance of controlling their dogs, employing social distancing and adhering to signage requests

26/03/2020

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BVD Phase 5 Showing Early Success with Additional Measures Set for 18 May

New figures show the Phase 5 measures, under the Scottish BVD scheme, that Scotland’s cattle keepers are doing their utmost to get BVD out of their herds and keep it out.

26/03/2020

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Keep Children Safe on Farm During School Closures

Farms and crofts are fantastic places for children to grow up but they can also be extremely dangerous. During this extended period of time away from school, many children will have to be at their family homes for the foreseeable future and for the children of farmers and crofters this will mean being in and around the family farm.

25/03/2020

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COVID-19: Food and Drink Businesses Asked to Reduce Staffing to ‘Bare Essentials’

In response to the closure of Scotland’s schools and current social distancing advice, Scotland’s leading farming, fishing, food and drink organisations are urging businesses to follow some critical steps to reduce staffing to the bare essentials required to secure Scotland’s food supply.

23/03/2020

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Union Launches Employment Service for Labour Shortage

Scotland’s farming union has launched a service to help Scottish fruit and vegetable growers recruit workers who have lost their jobs or are on unpaid leave due to coronavirus.

23/03/2020

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