More than 150,000 workers are to receive a pay boost as the real living wage is increased by at least 30p per hour.
The discount supermarket has lifted its entry-level wage from £8.45 to £8.75 per hour outside of London.
More than 3,600 employers signed up to the rates, which are higher than the statutory national living wage of £7.50 for over 25s.
Lidl has announced that it will be increasing wages of more than 16,000 of its employees next year, as a result of a bump in the living wage.
"This is a fantastic achievement and a testament to our work promoting the Scottish Government's fair work agenda and putting equality at the heart of our labour market".
Unlike the minimum wage, the "real" living wage is updated each year and calculated based on the basic cost of living in the UK.Читайте также: Geoffrey Kamworor wins NY marathon
Younger employees are still paid the lower national minimum wage.
Lidl claimed its rate of pay will be the highest in the supermarket sector, beating closest rival Aldi's announced increase of £8.40 an hour nationally and £9.45 in London, earlier this year. "In-work poverty is today's story", she said. Chief executive Mark Atkinson called the report a "wake-up call" for firms, who must make their workspaces more "inclusive" to keep hold of their valuable employees. But more companies need to sign up. "We encourage other employers in Oxford to adopt the Oxford Living Wage".
"The Movement has contacted numerous top NZ firms to invite them to be Living Wage and Vector is the first to embrace the concept". I am determined to make London a fairer and more equal city, and the news that more than 1,500 businesses are paying the wage is a good step towards achieving that.
John Paul Scally, Managing Director at Lidl Ireland and Northern Ireland said; "At Lidl we are in a fortunate position that the last few years have seen our business go from strength to strength in Northern Ireland".
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