first_imgDONEGAL staff will have extra cash in their pockets after German supermarket chain Lidl has now decided to include Ireland in a pay rise for workers.Lidl announced last month that it would introduce the new living wage in England, Wales and Scotland which is €11.13 an hour, or €12.69 an hour in London.However, Donegal workers at seven stores across the county were excluded from receiving the increase. They are currently paid around €9.77 per hour.Lidl said this was due to the way its business was organised across IrelandNow it has done a dramatic U-turn and workers in Donegal will now receive the living wage.Susan Fitzgerald of Unite The Unite said: “This is a very significant victory for Lidl workers, our members and Unite, who led the campaign to demand equal pay for workers. “We are particularly pleased that Lidl’s adoption of the Living Wage will extend to their workforce in the Republic of Ireland.“This announcement means other retail chains are now ‘on notice’ that they need to pay the Living Wage – there can be no justification for poverty-pay.”Under the new living wage scheme, Donegal workers will see their hourly rate increase on an incremental scale to €11.95 per hour after three years. A LIDL EXTRA IN PAY PACKETS FOR DONEGAL STAFF AS FIRM DOES U-TURN ON LIVING WAGE was last modified: October 8th, 2015 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:A LIDL EXTRA IN PAY PACKETS FOR DONEGAL STAFF AS FIRM DOES U-TURN ON LIVING WAGElast_img