Intelliconnect has become an accredited Living Wage Employer

5th November 2018
Alex Lynn

The UK based specialist manufacturer of RF and cryogenic connectors and cable assemblies have become accredited Living Wage employers. The Living Wage Foundation is a movement made up of over 4,400 organisations, businesses and people across the UK, who believe that a hard day's work deserves a fair day’s pay and aims to ensure that everyone can earn enough to live on.

In April 2016 the UK government introduced a higher minimum wage rate for all staff over 25 years of age inspired by the Living Wage campaign, even calling it the ‘national living wage’. However, the government's 'national living wage' is not calculated according to what employees and their families need to live. Instead, it is based on a target to reach 60% of median earnings by 2020. Under current forecasts this means a rise to less than £9 per hour by 2020. For under 25s, the minimum wage rates also take into account affordability for employers.

The real Living Wage rates are higher because they are independently-calculated based on what people actually need to get by. Employers that can afford to do so are being encouraged to ensure their employees earn a wage that meets the costs of living, not just the government minimum.

Roy Phillips, Managing Director of Intelliconnect, commented: “Our continued success is completely dependent on our workforce and we intend to ensure that all of them and any sub-contractors we use are paid a fair, living wage. After a year of exceptional sales growth we are relocating both our sales and engineering and production facilities to larger premises and will be recruiting new staff at all levels including offering apprenticeships”

The Living Wage Foundation recognises and celebrates the leadership shown by Living Wage Employers across the UK and is the organisation at the heart of the independent movement of businesses and people that campaign for the idea that people should be paid enough to live. They celebrate and recognise the leadership of responsible employers who choose to go further and pay a real Living Wage based on the cost of living, not just the government minimum

The Foundation is supported by a network of Principal Partners made up from major commercial, financial, fashion, education and charitable organisations.

Intelliconnect is the largest UK based manufacturer of RF and waterproof connectors suitable for applications including wearable technology, medical, telecoms, satcoms, military, aerospace, space, general microwave communications, rail traction, oil and gas and marine. Intelliconnect also manufacture the market leading Pisces range of waterproof RF connectors, coaxial adaptors to facilitate inter-series connection and gender change etc. dust-caps and offer value added services.

Intelliconnect’s cable division are specialist manufacturers of affordable, high quality, high frequency microwave cables including triaxial assemblies, semi-rigid, semi-flexible and cryogenic cables as well as standard RG/LMR type products. Cables can be waterproofed to IP68 and include special features including phase matching and ruggedised assemblies for use in harsh environments.

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