Living Wage Scotland

We’re a Living Wage Employer

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TB Mackay Energy Services (TB Mackay) has agreed to set its basic starting salary level at the national Living Wage standard of £9.30 per hour.

As a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Port of Leith Housing Association (PoLHA), trading under the TB Mackay Energy Services (TB Mackay) name, we are delighted to announce that we are a Living Wage Employer.

TB Mackay has committed to the voluntary scheme run by the Living Wage Foundation, in which living wage is calculated according to the basic cost of living in the UK, with the hourly rate updated annually.

Research has shown that the Living Wage benefits both organisations and individuals. An independent study revealed that more than 80% of employers believe that the Living Wage had enhanced the quality of the work of their staff, while absenteeism had fallen by approximately 25%.

Additionally, half of employees felt that the Living Wage had made them more willing to implement changes in their working practices, enabled them to require fewer concessions to effect change and made them more likely to adopt changes more quickly.

Mark Milne, Director of TB Mackay Energy Services, said: “We firmly believe in supporting our staff and being a responsible employer is a key priority for us. Signing up to the Living Wage scheme shows that we are committed to each and every one of our employees. It is a win-win situation for everyone.”

Furthermore, Port of Leith Housing Association, of which we are a wholly-owned subsidiary, has been recognised by the Living Wage Foundation as an Accredited Living Wage Employer since 2016.

You can find out more about the Living Wage here: https://scottishlivingwage.org/what_is_the_living_wage