Like other retailers, Sainsbury’s gives colleagues hourly pay boosts. Should UK government help, too?
Joining fellow supermarket chains in a quest to help their colleagues cope with rising costs and inflation, Sainsbury’s announced it is raising pay by 10% for frontline, hourly paid workers. Sainsbury’s has increased pay by a total of 38% for those workers during the past six years, which includes the new infusion of £205 million […]
Aldi again increases wages for assistants to claim ‘highest-paying supermarket’ in UK
Always trying to remain one step ahead of its competitors, including discount rival Lidl GB, Aldi again is increasing minimum pay of store assistants in the UK to £11.00 per hour, and £12.45 within the M25, from 1st January. Depending on length of service, those workers could earn £11.90 nationally and £12.75 within the M25. All […]
Aldi expands pay again for store assistants, looks to hire nearly 1,000 logistics workers
Discount retail chain Aldi is again raising its pay rates for valued store assistants, giving more than 25,000 a bump in hourly wages of 40p to offset rising inflation costs. Starting next month, those colleagues within the M25 will receive £11.95 per hour, while those outside of it will see increases to £10.50 an hour […]
Apprentice hub launches in Kent to boost fresh produce workforce
A new initiative launched by MDS and Growing Kent & Medway is aiming to get non-graduates and career changers into the fresh produce business through the creation of an “apprenticeship hub” in Kent. The two-year pilot program is designed to offer a fast track into the industry via a number of businesses to those seeking […]
UK government grants relief on labour shortage, but is it enough?
British ministers extended some relief to agriculture and the fresh produce industry by allowing to temporary workers to remain in the UK through 2024, though it will begin putting limits on the “reliance on foreign labour.” Affected by Brexit and COVID-19, worker shortages led to food waste and delivery issues in 2019 and early on […]
Aldi will boost pay for UK colleagues again starting in February
Retailer Aldi is not only remaining highly competitive on pricing but is also delivering more when it comes to pay for its colleagues. The discount chain says it is boosting pay again for 28,000 employees in the UK starting in February to keep them on top of the chain among supermarkets here. “The commitment and […]
Tesco workers may strike before Christmas, sparking empty shelves threat
Warehouse workers and drivers at Tesco are to hold a series of strikes over pay which their trade union says could result in shortages in stores, Sky News reports. Unite said more than 1,000 of its members – based at depots in Antrim, Belfast, Didcot and Doncaster, would take industrial action. The union said it meant “shoppers […]