Sainsbury’s is increasing pay for frontline colleagues and awarding them a third one-off payment in special recognition of their efforts throughout the pandemic.
From March the hourly rate of pay for Sainsbury’s and Argos store colleagues will increase to £9.50. This is an increase from £9.30 for a Sainsbury’s colleague and £9.00 for an Argos colleague. Pay for colleagues working in zones one and two of central London will rise from £9.90 to £10.10. The rise means the retailer has increased pay for Sainsbury’s store colleagues by 24 percent over the last five years.
Sainsbury’s is also awarding frontline colleagues a third special recognition payment - the biggest one yet. Made to colleagues working in stores, as well as logistics and customer careline teams, this May, the bonus will be based on three percent of a colleague’s annual pay.