THE RETAIL BULLETIN - The home of retail news
Click here
Home Page
News Categories
Commentary
Department Stores
Electricals and Tech
Entertainment
Fashion
Food and Drink
General Merchandise
Grocery
Health and Beauty
Home and DIY
Interviews
People Matter
Retail Business Strategy
Property
Retail Solutions
Electricals & Technology
Sports and Leisure
Christmas Ads
Shopping Centres, High Streets & Retail Parks
Retail Events
People in Retail Awards 2024
Omnichannel Futures 2024
Retail HR Central 2024
The Future of The High Street 2024
Retail HR Summit
THE Retail Conference
Upcoming Retail Events
Past Retail Events
Retail Insights
Retail Solutions
Advertise
About
Contact
Subscribe for free
Terms and Policies
Privacy Policy
Wilko increases staff wages to £10 per hour

Wilko is increasing entry-level pay for store and logistics staff from £9.60 to £10 an hour. The privately-owned homes and garden retailer is also introducing a… View Article

GENERAL MERCHANDISE NEWS

Wilko increases staff wages to £10 per hour

Wilko is increasing entry-level pay for store and logistics staff from £9.60 to £10 an hour.

The privately-owned homes and garden retailer is also introducing a temporary further 50p-an-hour hike for logistics staff, lasting until the end of March 2023.

The temporary hike, which takes the entry-level logistics rate to £10.50 an hour, is intended to support recruitment and retention during Wilko’s busiest trading period, according to a spokesman. He said it was in response to local recruitment challenges.

This pay increase was agreed following a national ballot of team members by the GMB trade union. The new rate applies from 2 October and will be backdated in Wilko’s next pay cycle.

In a further measure to support workers in the cost of living crisis, the business is also temporarily increasing its staff discount from 20% to 30% until the end of January.

“We heard loud and clear from team members and from the GMB that they are worried about the cost of living increase, particularly for anybody on entry-level hourly rates,” said Wilko CEO Jerome Saint-Marc.

“Despite the pressures on retail at the moment, we are really pleased to be able to further invest in our team members to help them through this.

Subscribe For Retail News