Quarter of Lidl workers to enjoy rise in wages
Supermarket giant Lidl, which has 38 stores in NI, has said it is boosting the wages of nearly a quarter of its 900 staff.
The company said it would now match the Living Wage Foundation's recommendation on new rates based on the real costs of living in Northern Ireland.
Hourly pay of employees will be increased, including entry level wages which will increase from £8.45 to £8.75 per hour.
Some 24% of staff will benefit as the company said others already earned more than the Living Wage. Employees who start with Lidl at customer assistant level in 38 stores across Northern Ireland start on £8.45 per hour (plus supplements).
From March next year, all customer assistants will earn a minimum of £8.75 per hour.
From left: Paul Stuart, Lidl area manager, Ulster Rugby captain Rory Best, Lord Mayor of Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon, Alderman Gareth Wilson and Nicola Fullen, Lidl Lurgan store manager