Source: Aldi

Staff had worked ‘tirelessly’ through the pandemic, said Aldi UK & Ireland CEO Giles Hurley

Aldi has announced a 10% Christmas bonus for staff in recognition of their work throughout the pandemic.

The discounter is to give store and distribution staff a 10% bonus for November, paid in December ahead of Christmas.

Aldi said the move recognised the efforts of over 35,000 colleagues who had worked to keep the nation fed throughout an unprecedented year.

All permanent Aldi staff in operations or logistics roles, with a start date of 2 November 2020 or earlier, are eligible for the bonus. 

The news follows Tesco’s announcement yesterday of a 10% Christmas bonus for its store, DC and customer engagement centre staff.

“This year has been a difficult one for so many and our colleagues have worked tirelessly to ensure the nation continues to have access to high-quality affordable food,” said Aldi UK & Ireland CEO Giles Hurley.

“This bonus is a gesture of our appreciation for our amazing Aldi colleagues who have shown incredible resilience and dedication throughout 2020.”

A number of supermarkets awarded staff bonuses in the country’s first national lockdown period, including Tesco, Aldi, Sainsbury’s, Morrisons, Waitrose and M&S.