A DISCOUNT supermarket chain has announced a pay rise for workers in Sussex.
Aldi will pay all its store assistants at least £10.10 an hour nationally and £11.55 for those inside the M25.
The pay rises will commence from February 1, 2022.
The new pay rates exceed the Living Wage Foundation’s recommended real living wage rates of £9.90 an hour nationally and £11.05 an hour inside the M25.
Aldi UK and Ireland chief executive officer Giles Hurley said: “The commitment and enthusiasm of our colleagues has driven our success over many years, particularly during the last 18 months.
“We want to ensure our colleagues are always fully rewarded for their amazing work. These new rates, together with the fact that we are the only supermarket to pay colleagues for breaks taken during their shifts, means we continue to offer the best pay in the supermarket sector.”
Aldi also remains the only supermarket to offer paid breaks, which for the average store colleague is worth £750 annually.
The supermarket chain has more than 950 stores throughout the UK and recently pledged to invest £1.3 billion over the next two years.
Aldi is the UK’s fifth-largest supermarket chain.
Aldi is also recruiting more than 2,000 store-level positions next year – including roles in Sussex.
Visit www.aldirecruitment.co.uk for more information on how to apply.