Aldi workers in Sheffield to get a pay rise next month – this is by how much
Aldi workers in Sheffield will be eagerly looking forward to next month when their minimum hourly wage is increased.
Aldi is set to give thousands of it staff a pay rise after promising to increase the minimim hourly rates of pay for store colleagues.
Store assistants will be paid minimum hourly rates of £9.10 nationally and £10.55 inside the M25 from February - rising to £10.41 after three years nationally and £10.89 in London. They previously earned £8.85 and £10.20 respectively.
The new rates are above the voluntary "real" living wage' rate of £9 an hour nationally and match the £10.55 rate recommended for workers in London.
They are well above the statutory national living wage of £7.83 an hour for adults, which increases to £8.21 in April.
Aldi said its store assistants will also receive an enhanced employer pension contribution.
Aldi UK chief executive Giles Hurley said: "Our store colleagues do a fantastic job every day and the excellent service they provide to customers is a key reason why we are the UK's fastest-growing supermarket.
"We're committed to being the best supermarket employer in Britain and this means rewarding our colleagues for the excellent job they do with market-leading rates of pay and opportunities to progress their career at Aldi."
Aldi has more than 800 stores across the UK and plans to open a further 65 this year, creating around 2,500 jobs.
It said it remains on course to achieve its long-term target of operating 1,200 UK stores by the end of 2025.