Aldi to give all UK store staff pay rise

Aldi
The discounter will pay all store assistants at least £10.10 an hour nationally
// Aldi will increase pay for 28,000 store colleagues from 1 February
// Aldi now has more than 950 stores throughout the UK

Aldi has announced it will increase pay rates for 28,000 store colleagues from 1 February 2022.

The discounter will pay all store assistants at least £10.10 an hour nationally and £11.55 for those inside the M25.

Aldi said it remains the only supermarket to offer paid breaks, which for the average store colleague is worth £750 annually.


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The new pay rates exceed the Living Wage Foundation’s recommended real living wage rates of £9.90 an hour nationally and £11.05 an hour inside the M25.

“The commitment and enthusiasm of our colleagues has driven our success over many years, particularly during the last 18 months,” Aldi UK and Ireland chief executive, Giles Hurley said.

“We want to ensure our colleagues are always fully rewarded for their amazing work. These new rates, together with the fact that we are the only supermarket to pay colleagues for breaks taken during their shifts, means we continue to offer the best pay in the supermarket sector.”

Aldi now has more than 950 stores throughout the UK and recently pledged to invest £1.3 billion over the next two years.

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