Lidl GB becomes highest paying supermarket
Lidl GB has become the highest-paying supermarket in the sector as its 24,500 colleagues begin receiving up to 16% more than their counterparts at traditional and premium-priced supermarkets.
Store and warehouse team members working outside the M25 will see their hourly pay increase to £11.40 from £11.00, then rise to £12.30 with length of service. Meanwhile, pay for those inside the M25 will increase to £12.85 from £11.95, rising to £13.15.
Lidl GB is making an overall investment of £8 million in the move which means it has made a combined investment of over £60 million into colleague pay over the past year.
Ryan McDonnell, CEO at Lidl GB, commented: “These rates of pay will ensure that Lidl maintains its position as the UK’s highest paying supermarket. Our people are at the core of everything we do, and this investment recognises the hard work and contribution they make in serving communities across the country every day.”
Stephanie Rogers, chief human resources officer at Lidl GB, added: “Back in 2015, Lidl GB became the first supermarket to pay the voluntary Living Wage. This marked a fundamental change within the industry and continues to set the bar for other supermarkets.
“Over the last seven years, we’ve continued to uphold our commitment to ensuring that those working at Lidl GB receive a pay rate that not only recognises their hard work, but also aligns with rising living costs. I’m incredibly proud to be part of an organisation that puts its people first.”
Lidl GB is actively recruiting for roles across the country where there are vacancies in its stores, warehouses and head office. The retailer said it has been in direct contact with Wilko’s HR team to provide support with jobs for employees of the collapsed discount chain.
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