Aldi Ireland today (4 January) announced a new minimum rate of pay of €11.70 an hour, matching the Living Wage rate recommended by The Living Wage Technical Group.
The German retailer outlined that its employees are already earning up to €14.00 per hour in Ireland.
The new rate comes into effect on 1st February 2018 and represents a 20c increase on the entry-level pay for Aldi Store Assistants, Stock Assistants and Caretakers.
“Our store colleagues are the cornerstone of our business. Without their hard work and dedication day in, day out, we would be unable to provide customers with the lowest grocery prices in Ireland. We are committed to offering the best pay and benefits in the industry and will continue to do so.” Giles Hurley, group managing director, Aldi Ireland, said.
Sales Growth And Store Expansion
In a statement Aldi also said that it has recently experienced a period of significant sustained sales growth and store expansion.
It is currently engaged in a three year €100 million new store opening programme, while also investing €60 million in revamping and refurbishing its existing stores nationwide, introducing its “Project Fresh” design and layout.
Aldi has now captured an 11.2% share of Ireland’s grocery market.
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