Lidl to increase wages for staff on hourly rates
The Lidl supermarket chain is to increase the wages of all UK staff on hourly rates.
The plans include lifting entry-level pay from £9.30 to £9.50 per hour outside of London and £10.75 to £10.85 within the M25, going up to £11.80, depending on an employee’s location and length of service.
Lidl said the move will benefit over 20,000 employees and means that staff will be paid a minimum of 78p more than the current government national minimum wage of £8.72 per hour (for over 25s) outside of the M25 and £2.13 within the M25.
The supermarket is planning to invest £1.3 billion in the UK in 2021 and 2022 as it looks to reach a target of 1,000 stores by the end of 2023.
Christian Härtnagel, chief executive at Lidl GB, said: “It is only right that we increase the income for our colleagues who are the backbone of our business. This is about recognising their hard work and dedication in keeping the nation fed during a year like no other. They have served our customers through extremely challenging times and we will always be there to support them in return.”
The new wages will come into effect in March 2021.
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