LONDON (Reuters) – Tesco, Britain’s biggest retailer, said on Monday it will implement a 10.45% pay rise for store and distribution centre staff by October 2020, though they will lose an annual bonus.
The group, which with a staff of 300,000 is also Britain’s largest private sector employer, said hourly-paid store and Customer Fulfilment Centre (CFC) staff will see their hourly rate increase to 9.30 pounds.
Tesco said the increase will be implemented in two stages – from September. 1 this year pay will increase by 6.9% to 9.00 pounds then on Oct. 4 2020 pay will increase again by 3.3% to 9.30 pounds.
The group said it had agreed with union Usdaw that it will replace a staff bonus – the Colleague Bonus Plan – permanently with the higher hourly rate.
(Reporting by James Davey; editing by Costas Pitas)