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Lidl becomes ‘the first supermarket in the UK’ to raise minimum wage up to £12.25 per hour

by LLB staff reporter
18th Nov 21 10:47 am

Lidl is no the highest paying supermarket in the UK as staff have been given a pay rise from £9.50 to £10.10 an hour.

Staff who work in London stores will be £11.30, whilst longer serving staff will now receive £11.40 and inside London they will now a raise to £12.25 depending on the length of their service with Lidl.

The pay rise for staff will start from March next year which is the start of Lidl’s financial year.

Nan Gibson, Chief HR Officer said, “In 2015 we became the first supermarket in the UK to match the rates advocated by the Living Wage Foundation, and we are proud to have consistently increased wages every year since.

“There is no denying how hard our people work, more so than ever during recent times, and we’re delighted to be able to give our store and distribution centre colleagues the recognition they deserve and look forward to welcoming new colleagues to our teams in the months ahead.”

Christian Hartnagel, Lidl GB chief executive added, “We have ambitious plans to grow our business across Great Britain, and to do that we need to ensure we attract and look after the best talent at every level of our business.”

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