Lidl increases colleague pay for third time in 12 months

Lidl has increased store and warehouse staff pay for the third time in 12 months, representing an overall investment of £8 million.

Colleagues working outside the M25 will see an hourly pay rise of 40p to £11.40 from September, with this rising to £12.30 with length of service.

Those inside the M25 will see pay increase to £12.85, up from £11.95, and rising to £13.15.

Over the past year, the discount grocer has invested a combined total of over £60m into colleague pay, impacting 24,500 hourly-paid workers.

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Lidl GB CEO, Ryan McDonnell said: “These new rates of pay will ensure that Lidl maintains its position as the UK’s highest paying supermarket. Our people are at the core of everything we do, and this investment recognises the hard work and contribution they make in serving communities across the country every day.”

Chief human resources officer Stephanie Rogers added: “Back in 2015, Lidl GB became the first supermarket to pay the voluntary Living Wage. This marked a fundamental change within the industry and continues to set the bar for other supermarkets.

“Over the last seven years, we’ve continued to uphold our commitment to ensuring that those working at Lidl GB receive a pay rate that not only recognises their hard work, but also aligns with rising living costs.”

This comes as Lidl is looking to recruit over 1,500 warehouse colleagues across its regional distribution centre (RDC) network in a bid to strengthen infrastructure.

This year, the supermarket has plans to open its biggest warehouse globally in Luton, while plans for a new RDC in Leeds could create around 400 additional jobs.



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