Tesco introduces 10% pay increase
Retailer thanks colleagues with pay bonus for "going above and beyond during Covid-19" outbreak
23 March 2020
Tesco Ireland is awarding a 10% bonus on the hourly rate to colleagues in work across its stores and distribution. Backdated to Monday 9 March, colleagues who are currently in work will receive an adjustment in their pay to reflect this until 1 May, when Tesco will review the situation.
In a press statement, the retailer said it was awarding the pay increase to colleagues “in recognition of their incredible effort, and recognising the challenges that lie ahead.
“Over the last two weeks Tesco colleagues across Ireland have worked round the clock to help customers get the products that they need,” the statement added. “The Covid-19 pandemic has resulted in an unprecedented increase in demand for food and household products in stores and online across Ireland.”
“It’s been an unprecedented couple of weeks, said CEO Kari Daniels, “and despite the enormous challenges, it’s been incredible to see how colleagues have stepped up and responded, doing an outstanding job.
“This pay bonus is just one way we are saying thank you to our colleagues,” she added, “and recognising that they are on the front-line, helping to serve Ireland’s shoppers during these uncertain and difficult times.”