Morrisons staff on the Isle of Wight are to receive at least £10 an hour wage, the supermarket chain has announced.
The new deal will start in April and will mean a significant pay increase for nearly 96,000 Morrisons colleagues, including those at Lake and Newport. For the majority of colleagues the pay increase is approximately 9%.
It means Morrisons is the first UK supermarket group to guarantee pay of at least £10 an hour – above both the national minimum and national living wage.
David Potts, Morrisons CEO, said:
“It’s great to be able to say that in the UK from April this year, if you work at Morrisons supermarkets, you will earn at least £10 an hour. It’s a symbolic and important milestone that represents another step in rewarding the incredibly important work that our colleagues do up and down the country.
“Over the last year we have seen renewed and widespread appreciation in the UK for our colleagues who have had an incredibly tough 2020, working tirelessly so Britain could eat well and shop safely throughout the pandemic. Morrisons colleagues have earned their status as key workers, and this pay increase, many times over.”
The pay deal announced today is subject to a ballot opening on 27th January 2021.