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Lidl staffing costs rise 7.4% after increase to in-store hourly rates

The discounter spent £5m on staffing costs in the year to 28 February 2019

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UPS drivers for Argos in Staffordshire to stage Christmas strike over pay

HGV and shunter drivers at Argos’ Barton facility are to commence 15 days of strikes on 17 December

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Jeremy Corbyn accuses Asda and Amazon of being among ‘worst employers’

Labour claimed ambulances were called to Amazon warehouses every two days last year


Lidl raises staff pay in £10m investment

The move makes the lowest Lidl pay rate 13% higher than the government-set national living wage

AT THE TILLS: The reaction to Asda's Black Friday sale has been phenomenal. Excited shoppers rush to Asda stores to snap up the best Black Friday deals. Customers have been queuing since 5am to get their hands on the deals, with a 40" Polaroid LED TV at £

Asda hits back at claims of shopper boycotts over new staff contract

Around 200 workers had not signed the new contract for all hourly paid store staff by the 10 November deadline

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Asda contract row: ‘we won’t ask people to do shifts they can’t do’

The GMB Union claims Asda risks a “flood” of legal claims over the new contract for store workers

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Post Office to increase postmaster pay by 10%

The £37m pay bump is made up of a £20m increase during 2020/21 and the £17m a year rise already announced in August 2019

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Retail sector pay driven up by rise in high-skill roles

The gender pay gap in retail was broadly in line with last year at 9.5% in favour of males

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Christmas beer deliveries under threat as Tradeteam workers vote to strike

Unite the Union is planning a rolling programme of strike dates at the Enfield depot

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Asda announces rise in basic hourly pay as contract row continues

The supermarket said it would mean an increase of up to 11% in a year for those on the new contract

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Labour shortages putting pressure on supermarkets to raise warehouse pay

Shortage means workers can pick and choose, while DCs are having to relax job requirements, says leading recruiter


Sky executive and England cricketer join Leadership Symposium speaking lineup

This year’s Leadership Symposium lineup will include former England cricketer Matt Prior and Sky business leader Fiona Ball 

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Asda faces pay deal protests at stores in London and East Anglia

GMB London Region said it would be holding a number of demonstrations this month across London and the east of England

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The pension legislation changes for which grocery businesses need to prepare

Businesses can no longer keep trustees at arm’s length, says Rosalind Connor of ARC Pensions Law

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Asda staff stage protest over contract pay changes

The GMB said 800 people attended the protest in Leeds, which culminated at Asda’s HQ


General Mills to offer all new parents 26 weeks of paid leave

New parents will now also retain pension contributions for the entirety regardless of gender, type of relationship, or how

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Addo Food Group mulls factory closure to ensure future profitability

The company has entered consultations regarding the proposed closure of its Spalding bakery site, leaving more than 400 jobs at risk

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Black Sheep Coffee expands London footprint with Taylor St Baristas cafes acquisition

Independent coffee chain Black Sheep Coffee has acquired eight cafes from rival Taylor St Baristas ahead of the latter’s collapse into administration 

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National living wage forcing c-stores to cut staff hours, says ACS

The trade body voiced its concerns in oral evidence given to the Low Pay Commission


Deliveroo accused of abandoning cyclists after working hours change

Deliveroo has attributed the change to a need to improve choice for customers by delivering from restaurants further afield