Aldi increases pay for warehouse workers by as much as 9%

Aldi has increased the hourly pay rate for thousands of employees working in its distribution centres across the UK by as much as 9%.

Around 4,200 employees will benefit from the increase – which is the second this year for distribution centre staff – taking Aldi’s investment in pay to around £50m in 2022.

From September, all hourly paid colleagues within Aldi warehouses will be awarded pay rises of up to 9% on their previous January 2022 hourly rates, depending on their role and location.

The majority of distribution centre roles will receive a new minimum rate of £12.66 an hour; a 33% increase on the national minimum wage and 28% more than the Living Wage Foundation’s recommended real living wage of £9.90 an hour.

All logistics colleagues working outside normal operating hours will also see their night premium payments increase from 20% to 25% of their normal hourly rate.

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The move follows the company’s annual pay review which came into effect from February. It saw pay rates across Aldi’s logistics network increase, including a market-leading pay rise for in-store colleagues.

Aldi UK and Ireland boss Giles Hurley said: “This announcement recognises the amazing contribution our logistics colleagues make in serving communities across the country.

“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.”

Aldi is the UK’s fifth-largest supermarket and has more than 970 stores and 11 regional distribution centres across Britain. It recently announced that it would be creating 1,000 additional logistic roles for distribution centres across the UK.

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