Major supermarket to give thousands of workers a pay rise within weeks


A MAJOR supermarket is giving thousands of its workers a pay rise.

Aldi has said it will give its workers a pay rise from February 1.

Aldi workers will see their pay increase from February

Some 7,000 warehouse staff working at the budget supermarket will see a 20% increase compared to January last year.

These colleagues will receive a new minimum rate of £13.18 an hour – up from £11.48 in January 2022.

The hourly pay at the supermarket last increased in September to £10.50 for 4,200 workers in its distribution centres.

The rise exceeds the rate of the real living wage which currently sits at £10.90 an hour.

Giles Hurley, chief executive officer of Aldi UK and Ireland, said: “Just as we promise our customers that we will do all we can to support them, we are equally committed to supporting out amazing Aldi colleagues – as we remain the highest-paying supermarket in the UK.”

“This announcement recognises the hard work and contribution our colleagues make in serving communities across the country and it’s down to them that we are able to ensure our customers can access fresh affordable food, every single day.”

The increase comes after Aldi recently reviewed 26,000 store assistant’s pay, and gave them an increase which came into effect as of January 1.

These workers were previously offered £11 an hour or £12 if you work at a store within the M25, but now get £11.90 or £12.75 respectively.

Aldi isn’t the only supermarket hiking pay at the moment.

Shop floor staff at Asda now earn a minimum of £10.10 an hour, following an increase in July last year.

Staff previously got £9.66 per hour after a rise from £9.36 on April 1.

Meanwhile, London staff were on £10.83 and now earn up to £11.27 thanks to the July hike.

Then Lidl boosted wages for 23,500 workers from October 1.

Entry-level hourly rates increased from £10.10 to £10.90 outside of London.

Hourly rates in London rose from £11.30 to £11.95 within the M25.

It comes as HOAR exclusively reported that Aldi would be scrapping deliveries for shoppers later this year.

The bargain retailer will start winding down all of its online operations later this year.

It comes more than eight years after it first started selling wine cases in 2015, as a way to attract more customers.

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