Wireless Infrastructure Group has earned accreditation as a living wage employer

Wireless Infrastructure Group (WIG), the UK market leader for neutral host infrastructure and connectivity, has been accredited as a Living Wage employer. The Living Wage commitment at WIG will ensure that every employee receives at least £12 per hour, in accordance with The Living Wage standards established on 24th October 2023.

The real Living Wage is the only UK wage rate calculated according to the costs of living. Employers choose to pay the real Living Wage on a voluntary basis, recognising the value of their workers and ensuring that a hard day’s work receives a fair day’s pay.

In Scotland, more than 10% of jobs pay less than the real Living Wage. However, WIG has joined a cohort of 3,600 employers committed to ensuring their employees are paid the real Living Wage, guaranteeing fair compensation for their ongoing dedication and hard work.

Since 2011, the Living Wage movement has delivered a pay rise to over 460,000 individuals, injecting an additional £3 billion into the earnings of low paid workers. 

Isabel McRobbie, HR Manager at Wireless Infrastructure Group, commented “We are delighted to announce our commitment to guaranteeing a living wage for all employees. By embracing this ethos, we champion dignity and fairness throughout our organisation. We believe that fair compensation is an investment in our people and builds on our culture of respect and equality for everyone.”

Peter Kelly, Director of The Poverty Alliance said: “We all need an income that is enough to cover our needs and protect us from poverty, and it’s only right that employers pay a wage that reflects the cost of living. Too many workers in Scotland are paid less than the real Living Wage and, at a time of rising costs, are struggling to stay afloat. The real Living Wage can offer protection from those rising costs. Congratulations to Wireless Infrastructure Group on their Living Wage commitment, and I hope more organisations follow their lead by becoming Living Wage accredited.”

Gail Irvine, Living Wage Scotland Manager said: “We’re delighted that Wireless Infrastructure Group has become an accredited Living Wage employer. They join a growing movement of nearly 3500 employers in Scotland who together want to ensure workers have what they need to thrive. Our Living Wage employer network includes lots of smaller employers as well as larger and iconic brands like SSE, abrdn, Barrs, Mackie’s of Scotland, & D.C. Thomson. We hope to see many more employers following their example.”