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Pay increase on way for Lidl employees in Louth

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Pay increase on way for Lidl employees in Louth

Pay increase on way for Lidl employees in Louth

Supermarket giants Lidl has made a commitment to match the latest revised rate recommended by the Living Wage Technical Group effective from 1st March 2019, the company has announced today.

Among Lidl’s 4,300 employees nationwide the change will benefit 16% of employees, while all other employees working in Lidl already earn in excess of the Living Wage.

Lidl currently employs a total of 115 staff in County Louth in its five stores located on Avenue Road and St Helena’s Terrace in Dundalk, on Donore Road and at the M1 Retail Park in Drogheda and on the Dublin Road in Ardee.

Announcing Lidl’s commitment to pay the latest Living Wage, John Paul Scally, Managing Director, Lidl Ireland said: “Lidl is proud to champion the Living Wage in Ireland. Our people are central to our success. They look after our customers, drive our operations and support our communities not just across County Louth but throughout Ireland.

"It is important for us to reward them - not just with market-leading rates but also by creating an environment where our colleagues’ holistic needs are prioritised including their overall sense of wellbeing.

"As part of our Work Safe-Live Well programme we’ve invested in many health and wellbeing initiatives over the past number of years, including the Step Challenge, life-saving Heart and Diabetes screening, Mental Health Awareness campaigns and our confidential Employee Assistance Programme.

"By continually investing in our team, we continue to retain and attract the best employees and, in turn, continue to serve our 1.5 million plus weekly customers the highest quality products cheaper than any of our competitors.”