Sainsbury’s has committed to paying staff well above both the national living wage and voluntary “real” living wage by raising the basic rate by £1.20 an hour.
From September, staff in the North East will get paid at least £9.20 an hour, which means Sainsbury’s employees will have the highest basic pay of supermarket employees.
Currently, Aldi is the top payer with a basic rate of £8.85.
Hopefully, other supermarkets will soon follow their lead.
We’ve had a browse of which jobs are on offer at major supermarkets in our region.
They include some roles at Sainsbury’s in Northumberland.
We must leave the EU completely in March 2019 - No transition period, No delay
Elizabeth Watson's petition is doing amazingly well: 27,147 signatures now and about 5000 up on when I signed it last night. Actually... pretty disgusting that we should even need to petition so very long after the referendum. Vested interest walks the corridors of power in our country, and we've a long way to go to "drain the swamp".
Just when you were doing so well Ronnie! You go and support the establishment, and badly damage the UK's negotiating position in the process. What on earth were you thinking by supporting the Tory rebels, and voting against your constituent's best interests?
Come the next GE this will be remembered. But, perhaps you've already decided to retire on your parliamentary pension and don't want to rock the boat. Some answers please?