The supermarket chain promised to “live well for less”, now Sainsbury’s has decided to pay its staff a little more.
The retailer is raising its basic hourly wage from £7.08 to £7.36 from the end of August.
That is an increase of 4%, above the government’s National Living Wage of £7.20, which comes into force April 2016.
It brings the company more in line with the retail industry average of £7.30 an hour.
The BBC’s Steph McGovern spoke to Sainsbury’s chief executive Mike Coupe and asked him how this raise compared to wage increases in previous years.
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