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.