Ikea have announced that they will provide their workers with a 6% pay rise to help them with the cost of livinn crisis as part of a £12 million investment.
Workers will be see an increase to £10.90 and in London staff will now be paid £11.95 per hour the Swedish retail giant will also ramp up their benefits package.
Staff discount will now double to 30% across more than 2,000 home furnishing products, they will receive more free food options, travel season tickets and other benefits for their workers.
Darren Taylor, country people and culture manager, IKEA UK & Ireland, said, “Our people are at the heart of the success of our business and we have always been committed to paying a fair, sustainable rate of pay based on the cost of living.
“This year is no different. Recognising the increasing challenges brought by the rising cost of living, we are pleased to share some of the additional measures we are taking to ensure needs are met; and hope that it will ease some of the pressures of the current climate.
“By building on our existing co-worker benefits and by heightening the focus in this area, we want to ensure that our colleagues feel supported during this challenging period.”