Beginning on the 1st of February 2023, Aldi will provide a pay raise to approximately 7,000 warehouse workers located across the UK.
Following two pay increases for hourly-paid warehouse colleagues in 2022, this additional increase means that colleagues will be paid up to 20% more than they were at this time the previous year.
The majority of positions in distribution centres are for Warehouse Selectors, and starting in January 2022, these colleagues will receive a new minimum rate of £13.18 per hour, which is an increase from the previous rate of £11.48 per hour.
The change comes after Aldi conducted a recent pay review for its Store Assistants, which went into effect this month. As a result of the review, Aldi is now offering a starting wage of £11.00 an hour across the country, which will increase to £11.90, and a starting wage of £12.45, which will increase to $12.75 within the M25.
In addition, Aldi is the only supermarket that provides its employees with paid breaks, which amounts to an additional £871 in salary for the typical store employee.
The new rates for store colleagues as well as warehouse workers are higher than the recommended real living wage of £10.90 an hour that is recommended by the Living Wage Foundation for the entire country.
“Just as we promise our customers that we will do all that we can to support them, we are equally committed to supporting our amazing Aldi colleagues – as we remain the highest-paying supermarket in the UK,” said Giles Hurley, Chief Executive Officer of Aldi UK and Ireland. “Just as we promise our customers that we will do all that we can to support them,” said Giles Hurley.
“This announcement recognises the hard work and contribution our colleagues make in serving communities across the country, and it is thanks to them that we are able to ensure that our customers can access fresh food at an affordable price on a daily basis,” said the company.
In addition to pay raises, it was announced in Aldi’s most recent pay review that the company will be instituting up to two days of paid leave for each cycle of fertility treatment to support any colleagues who are going through the process of trying to conceive a child.
In the United Kingdom, Aldi is the fourth-largest supermarket chain, and the company operates more than 990 stores in addition to 11 regional distribution centres. Which?, a consumer advocacy organisation, announced last week that Aldi will be the cheapest supermarket in 2022.
Anyone interested in applying for a role at Aldi should visit Aldi Recruitment UK to find out more.