Despite the current widespread economic uncertainty caused by the coronavirus pandemic, the German supermarket brand Lidl unveiled plans this week to increase the hourly wages of staff in entry-level positions outside London from £9.30 to £9.50, with an increase adjusted to London weighting for those stores inside of the M25.
According to the Retail Gazette, the chain confirmed that the pay rise would benefit over 20,000 staff members across the UK, or the equivalent of 80% of its workforce in Great Britain – an investment of over £8million.
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