Aldi leads the way with €12.30ph rate for all staff

The team at Aldi Royal Canal Park celebrste the hi-tech new store's opening
The team at Aldi Royal Canal Park in Dublin

Aldi is set to become the first retailer in Ireland to apply the "Living Wage" of €12.30ph to all staff. The new rate of pay will come into effect on 1 February for all of Aldi's 4,000 staff not already on this rate of pay or higher.



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28 January 2020 | 0

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Aldi Ireland has announced that it will increase its minimum rate of pay for 2020 to €12.30 per hour. It will be the first Irish retailer to implement the Living Wage Technical Group’s rate for its employees, making it Ireland’s highest paying supermarket. The new rates will be effective from 1 February. Aldi store assistants will earn up to €14.10 per hour.

Aldi also confirmed the creation of 550 new jobs for 2020 and nine new stores, along with renovations on 14 existing Aldi outlets. This follows on from the retailer having successfully surpassed its goal to hire 500 staff in 2019. Employment opportunities are available at store assistant, assistant store manager and store manager levels across its 140 stores nationwide. Aldi says the group is committed to investing in its people and provides the opportunity for staff to progress their career into senior management.

Giles Hurley, CEO for Aldi UK & Ireland, commented on the recruitment plans for 2020 saying that the company prides itself on being one of Ireland’s best employers. “We employ almost 4,000 staff across Ireland, and pay them accordingly for the work they do,” he said. “That is why we’re delighted with this latest announcement.”

Aldi retained its position as ‘Ireland’s most reputable retailer’ (Reptrak 2019) this year, as well as being recognised as Ireland’s Best Family-Friendly Supermarket at the National Parenting Product Awards 2019.

Full details of the different roles available in each county are now available at


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