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M&S introduces 360 work placements for young people

The retailer is offering six-month placements rotating trainees across its Food Halls, back-of-house operations, hospitality and Clothing & Home departments

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Sainsbury’s to raise minimum hourly pay to £9.50

It’s an increase from £9.30 for a Sainsbury’s employee and from £9 for an Argos employee, aligning pay for the two

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Asda to consult over 5,000 jobs as it switches focus to online

Asda today insisted the Issa brothers and TDR Capital had “no involvement” in the changes

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Salary survey: how Covid is shaping salaries in sales, marketing and NPD

Salaries in sales, marketing and NPD have remained stagnant while teams work longer hours

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Quarter of Holland & Barrett staff utilise scheme giving instant access to wages

The technology gives employees instant access to their earned wages whenever they need them

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Lidl to give store and DC staff one-off £200 bonus

The payment recognises their ‘tireless efforts to keep the nation fed and provide a safe shopping experience for customers up and down the country’, Lidl said

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People at every level within the food and drink industry make the difference

It’s important we reward the likes of Morrisons delivery driver Kevin Hunter

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Aldi raises minimum hourly pay to £9.55 nationally and £11.07 in London

All Aldi’s 30,000 store assistants are to benefit from the new pay rate, which exceeds the Living Wage Foundation’s recommended ‘real living wage’

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Morrisons first supermarket to guarantee £10 an hour pay

The increase, which is due in April, works out at around 9% for the vast majority of Morrisons workers

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Outsourced Sainsbury’s drivers suspend strike action due to 2% pay rise

While the increase does not put the 12 drivers’ pay on par with those Sainsbury’s employs directly, Unite, which reprsents the drivers, has shelved the strike plans in light the revised offer

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Sainsbury’s to hire 12,000 staff to meet online Christmas demand

The roles are designed to help Sainsbury’s fulfil more than 750,000 delivery or click & collect orders

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Asda gives staff Boxing Day off as union pressure grows

All Asda stores will close at 7pm on Christmas Eve and reopen on 27 December this year

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Sainsbury’s delivery drivers to strike over £12,000 pay disparity

The action would affect about 100 Sainsbury’s branches, according to Unite

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Chancellor’s spending review: the industry reacts

Industry figures share their reactions to Rishi Sunak’s spending review and how it could affect jobs and the economy

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Aldi to give store and distribution staff 10% Christmas bonus

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

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Tesco gives staff Covid bonus over Christmas

The bonus for permanent colleagues will apply across stores, distribution centres, customer fulfillment centres and customer engagement centres

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Lidl raises hourly pay to £10.85 in London and £9.50 elsewhere

It’s set to make Lidl the best-paying supermarket outside London, at 10p more than rival Aldi, while inside the capital Aldi remains the top payer, at £10.90

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Sainsbury’s to donate £5m to help combat food poverty

The supermarket has ramped up its Brighten a Million Christmases initiative this year

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Holland & Barrett scheme gives staff instant access to pay

The retailer has launched a new partnership with Wagestream

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M&S adds staff at Castle Donington DC to cope with ‘digital Christmas’

The retailer said it had already added about 400 new permanent roles at the site since July