Czech Republic - Wage increase at Lidl - February 28, 2017

Retailer Lidl has announced its plans to significantly increase employees’ salaries. As of March 2017, the average monthly wage of cashiers in Lidl will reach 24,897 crowns (921 euro), which is an increase by 18%. The starting wage will increase by nearly a quarter, to 23,333 crowns. Prague will offer slightly higher salaries than the rest of the country, with the average monthly wage there starting at 24,000 crowns. Lidl is the only chain which makes its wages public. Other supermarket chains, including Globus, Kaufland and Albert, refuse to publish their employee’s salaries.


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