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UK: Lidl likely to top supermarket pay league table with wage increase for 19,000 employees

"Lidl’s 19,000 UK staff to get pay rise in line with living wage", 19 November 2019

Lidl is giving its UK staff a pay rise worth £10m with a higher hourly rate likely to propel it to the top of the supermarket pay league table.

The retailer said 19,000 employees would get a pay rise in March when its hourly rate would move from £9 to £9.30 outside London and from £10.55 to £10.75 in the capital. The rises match the higher rate announced by the Living Wage Foundation...

...Lidl’s UK chief executive, said: “...we feel fortunate to be able to make this investment in our colleagues and give them peace of mind with regards to their salary. Our hourly paid employees represent over 80% of our entire workforce, and are the absolute backbone of our business.”