Aldi to raise minimum wage rate in UK to £8.40 an hour
Aldi are going to hike up the minimum wage they pay in the UK to £8.40, which is good news if you're working for them, or thinking of applying for a gig with them. The wage will go up from February 2016, as they try and stay ahead of the competition.
This new rate is available to all their staff, regardless of how old they are. While others will rely on the National Living Wage to bump wages up, it is of course, not available to anyone under 25 years old.
Of course, this is even more mither and pressure for Aldi's rivals at Tesco, Asda, Sainsbury's and Morrisons. Lidl already announced their plans to put wages up, which makes the big guns look even more tight-fisted.
Matthew Barnes, chief executive for Aldi's UK & Ireland operations, said: "Just as Aldi won't be beaten on the low prices of our products, we are also committed to offering the best pay and benefits in the industry."
If you live in London, the wage staff will get is £9.45 an hour, and Aldi also trolled the competition by casually mentioning that they think they're one of the few supermarkets that gives its employees paid breaks.
Aldi's rivals are going to have to act sharpish because, at this rate, all the best staff are going to run-off and join the German discounters.