Costa Coffee staff to get a 5% pay increase
Costa Coffee has boosted pay by 5 per cent and announced 2000 job vacancies as staff shortages hit the hospitality sector.
The UK’s hospitality industry is experiencing rising worker shortages, with job vacancies at their highest levels since records began. As the industry competes for fewer staff, businesses will be facing wage hikes to keep hold of their teams or paying better rates than their rivals to attract new recruits.
From October 01, the company’s 14,500-strong staff will be given a pay uplift as the company prepares for a busy festive season. Fully trained baristas will see their pay go up by 64p per hour, brining minimum pay to £10.29 per hour, while the worst paid staff will see an hourly wage uplift of 45p.
Commenting on the news, Neil Lake, Managing Director Costa Coffee UK & Ireland, said that the pay rise was in recognition of the “passion, resilience, and commitment” shown by workers as they continue to serve customers “through the most challenging year and a half in living memory.”
“Our team members are the heart of our business and as we continue to emerge stronger from the pandemic, this 5% pay increase is one way we are able to show our thanks to them,” Lake said.
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