Aldi to pay all UK store staff at least £11 an hour in supermarket first

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The discount retailer, which employs more than 40,000 UK employees, said all store assistants would receive the new rate from January

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LDI has said it will become the first UK supermarket business to commit to paying all store employees at least £11 an hour.

The discount retailer, which employs more than 40,000 UK employees, said all store assistants would receive the new rate from 1 January.

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It said those working within the M25 would get £12.45 per hour from next year.

This is the latest wage increase by the German retail conglomerate, with its opening rate up 15% from a year ago.

Aldi said it has invested around £81 million in salary increases over the past 12 months.

About 26,000 store associates will benefit from the latest increase, Aldi said. Aldi said it would also increase wage rates for thousands of logistics workers with wages of at least £10.90.

Giles Hurley, Chief Executive Officer of Aldi UK & Ireland, said: “Just as we promise to Aldi customers that we will always offer the lowest grocery prices in the UK, we are committed to being the highest paying supermarket for our partners. are committed to.

“We are incredibly proud of every single member of Team Aldi and are delighted to be the first UK supermarket to pay all store assistants a minimum of £11 an hour, which exceeds the Living Wage Foundation’s recommended real living wage.”

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