Sainsbury’s has announced that it's increasing pay for store colleagues to £9.30 per hour from March, continuing to offer the highest rate of pay of the major supermarkets.
Pay for colleagues working in Greater London will rise to £9.55 per hour and those in Zones 1 and 2 of London will receive £9.90 per hour.
This follows an industry-leading pay increase 18 months ago, which saw colleagues’ rates rise by an average of 9.3%.
Over the last six years, Sainsbury’s has increased pay for store colleagues by 31%.
In total, the supermarket chain has around 180,000 employees.