Morrisons will raise the minimum hourly wage to £10.20

UK retailer Morrisons announced plans to raise the minimum hourly wage to £10.20 for shop and manufacturing colleagues who have completed their probationary period.

The rise represents a minimum 2% increase in their base rate, making Morrisons the highest paid UK supermarket for shop workers.

Clare Grainger, Group Personnel Director at Morrisons, said: “Following an 8.7% pay rise for our customer assistants last year, Morrisons was the first UK supermarket to hit the £10 mark. of the hour, and we are very happy to maintain our position. as Britain’s highest paid national supermarket.”

Wage increase

The retailer will also pay a London location supplement of £0.85 per hour to all stores on the M25 – rather than in central London – bringing the minimum wage rate for workers in stores on the M25 at £11.05.

The wage increase, subject to a ballot, is expected to be implemented in October this year.

Voting will close on June 20 and the retailer will announce the final results by the end of June.

The increase also means that the hourly rate of pay for customer assistants in Morrisons stores will rise from £6.83 per hour in 2014 to £10.20, an increase of over 40%.

Eighteen months ago the retailer was the first supermarket in the UK to break the £10 an hour barrier for in-store customer assistants and the latest announcement means another pay rise for over 80 000 fellow Morrisons.

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Additional benefits

Other benefits offered to all workers in the company include an unlimited 15% employee discount – introduced during the pandemic as a token of appreciation to frontline staff and to help colleagues cope with the increased cost of life.

Employees are also entitled to two 10% discounts for family and friends, a competitive pension, a vacation allowance; and seniority awards.

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