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LIDL will give its store and warehouse workers a pay rise next week.

The move will affect 23,500 workers across the budget supermarket's UK operations.

Entry-level hourly rates will increase from £10.10 to £10.90 outside of London.

Hourly rates in London will rise from £11.30to £11.95 within the M25,

The pay hikes will mean that thousands of will earn up to £12.00 and £13.00 respectively.

Roughly 40% of hourly-paid colleagues will earn £12.00 an hour as a result of their length of service.


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And full time workers will earn around £2,000 more a year from October.

The new pay rates will come into force next Saturday on October 1 and represents an increase of between 10-14.5% since this time last year.

In addition, the nightshift premium will also increase from £2.00 per hour to £3.00 per hour along with the freezer premium, which will increase from £1.00 per hour to £1.50 per hour.

The latest investment in hourly pay rates is Lidl’s highest ever, and equates to a combined investment of £50m in less than eight months.

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Ryan McDonnell, chief executive of Lidl GB said: "We have introduced these rate increases to reflect the key role and tireless efforts of our incredible colleagues working in our 935 stores and 13 warehouses.

"The role that we as a discounter play in giving households access to good, affordable food cannot be underestimated, now more than ever.

"But the ongoing commitment and dedication of our colleagues in making it all possible for our customers cannot be underestimated either – our business simply would not run without them."

The supermarket last gave its staff a pay boost in March.

Entry-level pay rose from £9.50 to £10.10 an hour outside of London, and £10.85 to £11.35 within the M25.

At the time, those outside the capital could earn up to £11.40 an hour, and £12.25 if they work in it.

The firm has now invested over £83.5 million into hourly pay across the past six years.

The latest investment in hourly pay rates is Lidl’s highest ever, and equates to a combined investment of £50m in less than eight months.

What about other supermarkets?

Sainsbury's announced earlier this month that 127,000 of its hourly paid staff will get a 25p increase in their salary from October.

Pay for retail workers will go from £10 to £10.25 and from £11.05 to £11.30 per hour in London.

Aldi also announced 26,000 members of staff will get a pay rise from this month.

The discount supermarket will pay all store assistants a minimum of £10.50 nationally – and £11.95 within the M25.

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Around 4,200 logistics workers will benefit from a pay rise this month as well.

Morrisons is giving 80,000 store and manufacturing workers a 2% pay rise next month.

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