Morrisons has announced it is set to raise its minimum pay to £10.20 an hour, making it the highest paying UK supermarket for store employees.
In addition to the increase, the group pledged to pay a London location supplement of £0.85 per hour to all stores within the M25, taking the minimum rate of pay for store employees in the area to £11.05.
The new deal is planned to start in October 2022, and means that since 2014 the hourly pay rate for Morrisons store Customer Assistants has gone from £6.83 per hour to £10.20, an increase of more than 40%.
Other benefits now available to all employees include an unlimited 15% colleague discount, two 10% family and friends discounts, a competitive pension, “excellent” holiday allowance and long service rewards.
Clare Grainger, group people director at Morrisons, said: “Following last year’s 8.7% pay increase for our Customer Assistants, Morrisons was the first UK supermarket to reach the £10 an hour mark, and we’re very pleased to be maintaining our position as the highest paying UK national supermarket. Today’s announcement recognises the important contribution our colleagues make in serving local communities up and down the country.”
Joanne McGuinness, Usdaw national officer, added: “Usdaw has negotiated an established rate of £10.20 per hour for Morrisons workers, which is the highest basic pay rate in the supermarket sector. We have also secured an established rate of £11.05** for staff within the M25, the same as the London Living Wage. Our members in Morrisons will now be balloted on the company’s offer.”