Aldi has announced a pay increase for around 26,000 store colleagues for the second time this year, maintaining its position as the UK’s best-paying supermarket.
From September, all hourly paid colleagues within the discount grocer‘s stores will receive an increase of 40p an hour on their current hourly rate.
This will take Aldi’s minimum pay rates for store assistants to a sector-leading £10.50 an hour nationally and £11.95 for those inside the M25.
Aldi, which has over 970 stores across the UK, claims to be the only supermarket to to offer paid breaks, which for the average store colleague is now worth more than £830 a year.
“Our new rates of pay maintain Aldi’s position as the UK’s highest paying supermarket,” Aldi UK and Ireland CEO Giles Hurley said.
“This announcement recognises the amazing contribution our colleagues make in serving local communities across the country. Their outstanding efforts have ensured that our customers continue to have access to fresh affordable food, every single day.”
The move comes as Aldi announced it is creating around 1,000 logistic roles across the UK in the next 12 months.