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Lidl Ireland Invests €15m In Pay Rises

By Sarah O'Sullivan
Lidl Ireland Invests €15m In Pay Rises

Lidl Ireland is to invest €15 million in pay increases for its workforce, it was announced today.

The organisation will invest a further £3 million into its Northern Irish operations.

The investment will see all Lidl employees receive a pay rise of approximately 6%, bringing the total increase since February 2023 to 13.5%.

The retailer introduced the pay rises on 1 March, seeing workers make, on average, an additional €2,000 per annum.

This move brings the total amount invested in pay rises since February last year to €32 million.


It also places Lidl as the highest-paying supermarket on the island of Ireland.

‘A Strong Commitment’

Upon the announcement, Maeve McCleane, chief people officer at Lidl Ireland and Northern Ireland, said, “Navigating the changing face of retail against the backdrop of [the] rising cost of living, climate crisis, and the impact of global geopolitical events has been no easy feat, which is why now, more than ever, it is vital for us to continue to prioritise our people – an investment we will never compromise on.

“We have a strong commitment to our customers to offer them the best value in the market, and our people are key for us to deliver on that promise.”

McCleane concluded, “We are proud to reward the hard work and dedication of our employees by investing €32 million in pay rises over the last 12 months, impacting every employee in the business and making Lidl the highest-paying supermarket on the island.”

Lidl was the first retailer in Ireland to commit to paying the recommended Living Wage – in October 2022.


It was also the first retailer in the country to adopt the Living Wage recommendation – in 2015.

On top of increased pay, employees will receive benefits such as paid parental, fertility and carer’s leave, pension contributions, and paid health insurance (for salaried employees).

The discounter recently announced that it had invested €1.6 billion in Irish businesses and suppliers in 2023.

Read More: Lidl GB Increases Hourly Pay For The Third Time In 12 Months

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