Pay increase on way for Lidl employees in Longford

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Lidl has announced its commitment to pay the latest ‘Living Wage’ nationwide

Lidl has announced its commitment to pay the latest ‘Living Wage’ nationwide including at its Dublin Road Longford Store, today.

It is the first supermarket in Ireland to announce the €11.90 minimum hourly rate

Lidl currently employs 20 people in Longford.

John Paul Scally, Managing Director, Lidl Ireland said the company was proud to champion the Living Wage in Ireland.

“Our people are central to our success,” he added.

“They look after our customers, drive our operations and support our communities not just across Co Longford 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.”

He says too that as part of the company’s ‘Work Safe-Live Well’ programme an investment in many health and wellbeing initiatives over the past number of years has been made.

“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,” Mr Scally continued.

Meanwhile, other benefits enjoyed by staff include Employee Assistance Programme; paid maternity and paternity leave; subsidised Sports and Social; paid sick leave; paid volunteering; pension contributions after one year with the company; and paid health insurance for salaried employees.

In addition to this employees benefit from extensive training and development opportunities which have enabled 43% of the current store management to progress through the company having initially started as Customer Assistants.