Riello UPS Achieves Living Wage Employer Accreditation

Leading manufacturer of uninterruptible power supplies Riello UPS has been officially recognised as a Living Wage Employer.
WREXHAM, Wales - Sept. 14, 2021 - PRLog -- he power protection specialist, which is based on Wrexham Industrial Estate in North Wales, has been accredited by the Living Wage Foundation after committing to the scheme's principle of delivering "a fair day's pay for a hard day's work".

The real Living Wage is the only rate of pay calculated according to the costs of living and provides a voluntary benchmark for employers to ensure their staff earn a salary that meets the pressures they face in their day-to-day lives.

It is currently set at a minimum of £9.50 per hour (£10.85 in London), significantly higher than the £8.91 an hour government rate for over 23s. Wales is a region with one of the highest proportions of low paid jobs in the UK, with more than 241,000 jobs (21%) paying less than the real Living Wage.

Leo Craig, Managing Director of Riello UPS, commented: "The pandemic has proved beyond doubt that a business can only succeed through the efforts of its team. I'm incredibly proud of how we've all pulled together in these most challenging of times.

"It's only right that this hard work is rewarded and recognised, which is why we've committed to paying the real Living Wage to all our staff and any third-party contractors. It's the responsible thing to do and we'd urge other businesses to follow suit."

Laura Gardiner, Director of the Living Wage Foundation, said: "We're delighted that Riello UPS has joined the movement of nearly 8,000 responsible employers across the UK who voluntarily commit to go further than the government minimum to make sure all their staff earn enough to live on.

"They join thousands of small businesses, as well as household names such as Burberry, Barclays, Everton Football Club and many more. These businesses recognise that paying the real Living Wage is the mark of a responsible employer and they, like Riello UPS, believe that a hard day's work deserves a fair day's pay."

As well as earning Living Wage Employer status, Riello UPS (https://www.riello-ups.co.uk) also holds the prestigious Investors in People accreditation for the work it does to support its staff.

Since its introduction in 2011, the Living Wage movement has delivered a pay rise to more than 250,000 people and put at least an extra £1.3 billion into the pockets of low paid workers.

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About Riello UPS

Riello UPS Ltd is a leader in the manufacture of uninterruptible power supplies (UPS) and standby power systems from 400VA to 6.4MVA. The company is part of the Riello Elettronica group which has support offices in 85 countries.
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