Lidl has officially become “the UK’s highest-paying supermarket” as they have given their workers a third pay rise this year.
The discount supermarket has invested £8 million and a total investment of more than £60 million in staff salaries over the past 12 months.
Around 24,500 hourly paid workers in store and warehouse staff outside the M25 will see a pay increase to £11.40 from £11.00 and with length of service it will rise to £12.30.
Staff who live inside the M25 will see their pay packets rise to £12.85 from £11.95 which will also rise to £13.15.
Chief executive Ryan McDonnell said, “These new rates of pay will ensure that Lidl maintains its position as the UK’s highest-paying supermarket.
“Our people are at the core of everything we do, and this investment recognises the hard work and contribution they make in serving communities across the country every day.”
Stephanie Rogers, chief human resources officer at Lidl GB, added, “Back in 2015, Lidl GB became the first supermarket to pay the voluntary Living Wage.
“This marked a fundamental change within the industry and continues to set the bar for other supermarkets.
“Over the last seven years, we’ve continued to uphold our commitment to ensuring that those working at Lidl GB receive a pay rate that not only recognises their hard work, but also aligns with rising living costs.”