Aldi to give pay rise to 7,000 workers

Aldi will increase pay for around 7,000 warehouse workers in the UK from 1 February. Pay will increase to a minimum rate of £13.48 per hour, a rise from £11.48 in January 2022.

The supermarket chain previously increased the hourly rate for warehouse workers in August 2022.

This latest pay rise means that employees will be paid up to 20 per cent more than at this time last year.

Aldi recently increased pay for store assistants, which rose to £11.90 and £12.45 for those working at stores with the M25.

Additionally, Aldi has confirmed that it will support employes undergoing fertility treatment, with up to two days paid leave per cycle of treatment.

Commenting on the news Giles Hurley, chief executive of Aldi UK and Ireland, said: “Just as we promise our customers that we will do all we can to support them, we are equally committed to supporting our amazing Aldi colleagues – as we remain the highest-paying supermarket in the UK.”

Sainsbury’s recently announced it is increasing the pay of its employees to at least £11 per hour and bringing forward its annual pay rise to February 2023. The supermarket chain is investing a total of £205 million and hopes the pay rise will help employees with the rising cost-of-living.

Aldi recorded record sales over the festive season, with sales growing by over 26 per cent during December 2022.

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