Paisley-based contractor accredited as living wage employer

THE JR Group has been accredited by Citizens UK as a living wage employer.

The Paisley-based contractor revealed it has been committed to paying the living wage for some time. This is an independently set hourly rate of pay, calculated according to the basic costs of living. Accredited employers pay the living wage rate, which is updated annually, on a voluntary basis.

John Horne, MD for The JR Group, said, “It’s extremely important to me that we are a fair and ethical employer, and that everyone working at The JR Group is happy and treated with dignity and respect. That is why I am proud that we pay (as a minimum) the living wage, and have been for some time, and I hope it shows our commitment to the wellbeing of our people.

“Times are tough just now for the industry and many are making redundancies and cutting their cloth accordingly. The fact that we can demonstrate our commitment to our teams in this way is very positive as we look forward to 2021.”