Fáilte Foodservice has become accredited as a Living Wage Employer.
The commitment will see everyone working at the Glasgow-based wholesaler receive a minimum hourly wage of £9.50, which compares to the Government’s minimum wage of £8.91 per hour for over 23 year-olds.
In Scotland, more than 15% of all jobs – around 350,000 jobs – pay less than the real Living Wage.
Fáilte CEO Jim Cummiskey told Cash & Carry Management: “My staff are working harder than ever to service our customers throughout Scotland, and so by paying the real Living Wage, I can show how highly I value their contribution to the business.”
Cummiskey added that the wholesaler has invested around £250,000 in extending its fleet with three 7.5-tonne trucks and two 3.5-tonner sprinters. “We are delivering to more areas more frequently, and these new trucks will enable us to maintain our high service levels,” he explained. “Service is king for our business.”
Fáilte is also spending £120,000 to upgrade its IT systems and digital presence. In recent months, the company has seen a 20% increase in orders placed online.