By Dan Walsh
Aldi Ireland has announced a Christmas Bonus for its amazing colleagues, as a ‘Thank You’ to those who have worked tirelessly throughout this challenging year. Store and distribution colleagues will receive a 10% bonus in November, which will be paid in December ahead of the Christmas period.
The announcement recognises the efforts of 4,000 colleagues who have worked to keep the nation fed during an unprecedented year.
Niall O’Connor, Aldi Ireland Group Managing Director said: “This year has been a difficult one for so many and our colleagues have worked tirelessly to ensure the nation continues to have access to high quality affordable food. This bonus is a gesture of our appreciation for our amazing Aldi colleagues who have shown incredible resilience and dedication throughout 2020.”
Aldi employs over 4,500 people and operates a network of 144 stores across the country, with seven stores in Co. Wexford; Goreybridge, Gorey, Ryland Road, Bunclody, Bellefield, Enniscorthy, Marshmeadows, New Ross and in Wexford town at Trinity Street, Clonard Little and Newtown Road.
Aldi is Ireland’s highest paying supermarket and the first supermarket to pay staff the Living Wage Technical Group’s €12.30 rate, which came into effect on February 1st, 2019.
Aldi currently stocks over 1,800 products and works with over 200 Irish suppliers across Ireland.