Publishing Date: Sep 15, 2021

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Standby power specialist Riello UPS has been officially recognised as a Living Wage Employer.

The uninterruptible power supply manufacturer has earned the accreditation from the Living Wage Foundation and joins organisations such as Google, Nationwide, and Everton FC in delivering “a fair day’s pay for a hard day’s work” to not just its staff but to any third-party contractors too.

The real Living Wage was introduced in 2011 and is the only pay rate based on the true costs of living. Not to be confused with the ‘national living wage’ brought in by the UK government in 2016, which is based on median salaries, it is a voluntary benchmark that ensures employers provide their staff with a salary that meets the pressures they face in their day-to-day lives.

Currently, the Living Wage is set at a minimum of £9.50 an hour (£10.85 in London to reflect the higher living costs in the capital). This is significantly higher than the £8.91 per hour government rate for over 23s.

Wales, where Riello UPS is headquartered, is a region with one of the UK’s highest proportions of low paid jobs. At the moment, more than 241,000 jobs (21%) throughout Wales pay 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.

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.

About Riello UPS

Riello UPS Ltd is a leader in the manufacture of uninterruptible power supplies (UPS) and standby power systems from 400VA to 6MVA. The company is part of the Riello Elettronica group which has support offices in 80 countries.

Riello UPS products combine engineering excellence with high-quality performance and energy efficiency, to enable reliable power for a sustainable world. Our award-winning product range includes 22 solutions for powering the smallest desktop PCs to the latest supercomputers used in advanced data centre operations.

The UK branch of Riello UPS is located in Wrexham, North Wales, where we operate from large purpose-built premises comprising office and training facilities as well as a fully-stocked warehouse. This enables an end-to-end service of comprehensive technical support and fast product dispatch.

As part of the Riello Elettronica group, Riello UPS is an official sponsor of the Ducati Corse MotoGP and Aruba.it Racing World Superbike Championship motorcycle racing teams, as well as an official partner of the Audi Sport Abt Schaeffler team in the FIA Formula E Championship for electric cars.

For further information please visit www.riello-ups.co.uk or contact marketing@riello-ups.co.uk / +44 (0) 1978 729297

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