Aldi hikes hourly rate for warehouse workers

Aldi is increasing the hourly rate of pay for employees working its UK distribution centres.

From next month, the supermarket chain will increase pay for all hourly paid workers at its warehouses by up to nine per cent compared to their January 2022 rates.

The majority of distribution centre roles are warehouse selectors, who will receive a new minimum rate of £12.66 an hour.

The retailer said that all logistics employees working outside normal operating hours will see their night premium payments increase from 20 per cent to 25 per cent of their normal hourly rate.

“This announcement recognises the amazing contribution our logistics colleagues make in serving communities across the country,” said Giles Hurley, chief executive, Aldi UK and Ireland. “We’re also pleased to be able to increase the night premium we pay to our many colleagues who work so hard to keep our stores well-stocked.

"Their outstanding efforts help ensure that our customers continue to have access to fresh affordable food, every single day.”

Last month Aldi announced it was increasing pay for its store workforce for the second time this year.

The budget retailer said that from September it is giving around 26,000 employees a minimum of £10.50 an hour nationally and £11.95 for those working within the M25; an increase of 40p an hour.

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