Lidl gives pay rises to supermarket and warehouse workers of 10 to 14.5 per cent to become best-paying grocery chain after their second wage hike of the year
Lidl has announced its second pay rise of the year as it increases hourly pay rates for all its store and warehouse workers by up to 14.5 per cent in a £39.5million investment.
The move will see the supermarket chain become the best paying grocery store in the UK.
From October 1 Lidl will increase entry-level rates from £10.10 to £10.90 an hour outside London and from £11.30 to £11.95 an hour within the M25.
The move will see the supermarket chain become the best paying grocery store in the UK
Lidl said more than 23,500 employees across the country will get a pay rise, with a full-time worker earning around £2,000 more a year.
The raise represents an increase of between 10 per cent and 14.5 per cent since this time last year and means that 40 per cent of hourly paid staff will be earning £12 an hour as a result of their length of service, said Lidl.
A nightshift premium will increase from £2 an hour to £3.
This is the second increase to pay rates that Lidl has introduced this year.
From October 1 Lidl will increase entry-level rates from £10.10 to £10.90 an hour outside London and from £11.30 to £11.95 an hour within the M25
Chief executive Ryan McDonnell said; ‘We have introduced these rate increases to reflect the key role and tireless efforts of our incredible colleagues working in our 935 stores and 13 warehouses.
‘The role that we as a discounter play in giving households access to good, affordable food cannot be underestimated, now more than ever.
‘But the ongoing commitment and dedication of our colleagues in making it all possible for our customers cannot be underestimated either – our business simply would not run without them.’