Sainsbury’s bumps staff pay to £10 an hour in £100m investment

Sainsburys colleague pay

Grocery giant Sainsbury’s has increased rates of basic hourly pay for store staff to £10 an hour minimum and pledged pay rises for drivers as part of a £100m investment.

The grocer announced today that all of its Sainsbury’s and Argos store staff would have their basic hourly pay rate increased from £9.50 an hour to £10 minimum across the country, while online delivery drivers would see their pay jump to £11.50 per hour from March 6. 

Sainsbury’s said the pay rises were a 5.3% increase for staff this year which “exceed[s] the National Living Wage and the National Real Living Wage” increase due to come in this year. 

Sainsbury’s said it had increased the basic hourly pay of its store staff by 25% in the last five years across the country. 

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