Aldi Ireland today announced that it will increase its minimum rate of pay for its employees to €12.30 per hour, effective from 1 February, 2020.
The pay hike is in line with the latest Living wage recommended by The Living Wage Technical Group’s which was introduced to allow employees a 'minimum acceptable standard of living.'
The current minimum wage in the Republic of Ireland is €9.80.
The retailer also said that Aldi store assistants will now earn up to €14.10 per hour.
Aldi first announced it's plans to match the recommended Living Wage rate on the 4 January, 2018, which has increased this year.
Aldi also confirmed its plans to open a further nine store across the ROI, as well as the creation of 550 new jobs for 2020, which it said follows on from having successfully surpassed its goal to hire 500 staff in 2019.
“At Aldi we pride ourselves in being one of the best employers in the country, employing almost 4,000 staff from across Ireland and paying them accordingly for the quality work they do," said Giles Hurley, CEO for Aldi UK & Ireland.
"That is why we are delighted to announce that Aldi will again meet the Living Wage Technical Group’s recommended minimum wage of €12.30 per hour, in addition to our plans to hire 550 new staff throughout the year.”
Employment opportunities are available at store assistant, assistant store manager and store manager levels with come positions providing the opportunity for staff to progress their career into senior management.
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