Aldi staff receive 10% bonus for keeping shelves stacked during coronavirus crisis

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    Aldi staff receive 10% bonus for the extra work they face keeping shelves stacked during coronavirus crisis

    • Employees thanked for ‘working tirelessly throughout this extremely busy time’
    • Many workers have had to help out beyond their contracted hours in recent days
    • Staff’s cash boost will be backdated to March 9, when the outbreak first began 
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    Staff at Aldi will receive a 10 per cent pay rise for their heroic efforts during the coronavirus crisis.

    Shoppers have flocked to supermarkets in their droves in recent days to stock up on groceries and other essentials, with some shelves often emptying in a matter of minutes.

    As a result, many employees have had to work well over their regular hours to help manage the manic demand for goods throughout the month. 

    Store workers have tirelessly kept the shelves stocked with essentials, pictured, amid the coronavirus crisis

    Now staff at the German chain are being rewarded for their work with a cash boost, backdated to March 9, according to The Sun.

    Aldi says the bonus, based on extra hours covered on top of those they are contracted to fill, is to recognise how employees have been ‘working tirelessly throughout this extremely busy time’. 

    It comes after rival supermarket Tesco also offered a similar reward for the efforts of its staff amind the Covid-19 pandemic.

    Aldi says the bonus, based on extra hours covered on top of those they are contracted to fill, is to recognise how employees have been 'working tirelessly throughout this extremely busy time'

    Aldi says the bonus, based on extra hours covered on top of those they are contracted to fill, is to recognise how employees have been ‘working tirelessly throughout this extremely busy time’

    Aldi employees have already received a pay rise earlier this year, the newspaper reports, with those working outside the M25 picking up £9.40 an hour if they’ve been at the company less than three years, and £10.41 for longer-serving employees.

    Those closer to London, meanwhile, earn £10.90 an hour for less than two years service and £11.15 for working longer than that. 

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