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Pay among best in grocery sector

Published 20/07/2011 | 05:00

PAY at Superquinn has been among the best in the grocery sector with staff starting at around €9.50 an hour, rising to around €12.20 an hour after a number of years, according to trade union Mandate.

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This is up there with the best rates in the unionised sector where the best pay rates for long-standing staff have been between €9.50 and €12.50 per hour with Tesco.

However, staff at Superquinn also benefit from an industry-leading 15pc discount on their grocery bills, which they are anxious to preserve.

Their pay compares favourably with rates in the non-unionised grocery sector. The minimum wage of €8.65 an hour is now the only guaranteed rate available for sales assistants following the striking down of the Joint Labour Committee system for agreeing retail pay.

Irish Independent

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