Aldi ups workers’ pay for the second time this year as inflation bites harder in the UK

Aldi will increase workers’ pay in September for the second time this year in a move that highlights competition among retailers to retain staff a the cost-of-living crisis bites, as well as the risk of soaring inflation becoming embedded in the UK.London workers at the budget supermarket chain will get £11.95 an hour, up from £11.55, above the Living Wage Foundation’s recommended “real living wage” of £11.05 in the capital. Outside London, the hourly rate will go up to £10.50 from £10.10. The company, which claims to be the UK’s highest paying supermarket, said the move would take its “investment in pay” to £43 million this year after the previous rise five months ago.

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