Aldi to give thousands of Lancashire and Cumbria staff a pay rise to reward ‘amazing work’

Aldi is set to increase the wages of all staff in Lancashire and Cumbria.

The pay changes will be in place from February 1, 2022.

The budget supermarket giant has pledged to pay store assistants at least £10.10 an hour nationally – and £11.55 for those inside the M25.

Its new rates exceed the Living Wage Foundation’s recommended real living wage rates of £9.90 an hour nationally and £11.05 an hour inside the M25.

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In making the changes, Aldi maintains its position as the UK’s best-paying supermarket and claims it remains the only supermarket to offer paid breaks – which for the average store colleague is worth £750 annually.

The wage increases have been put in place as a reward for the staff’s hard work – especially during the pandemic.

Giles Hurley, Chief Executive Officer, Aldi UK and Ireland said: “The commitment and enthusiasm of our colleagues has driven our success over many years, particularly during the last 18 months.

“We want to ensure our colleagues are always fully rewarded for their amazing work.

“These new rates, together with the fact that we are the only supermarket to pay colleagues for breaks taken during their shifts, means we continue to offer the best pay in the supermarket sector.”

Aldi now has more than 950 stores throughout the UK and recently pledged to invest £1.3 billion over the next two years.

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