Tesco Ireland has announced that it will be giving a pay bonus to staff 'for going above and beyond during Covid-19'.
The supermarket giant announced today that it will be adding 10pc to the hourly rate for staff in Ireland.
A spokesperson for Tesco said that the extra pay will be backdated to the start of the crisis in Ireland and will be awarded until the beginning of May when the situation will be reevaluated.
The bonus will be backdated to March 9.
"Over the last two weeks Tesco colleagues across Ireland have worked round the clock to help customers get the products that they need," they said.
"The Covid-19 pandemic has resulted in an unprecedented increase in demand for food and household products in stores and online across Ireland."
"Kari Daniels, CEO, Tesco Ireland added: "It’s been an unprecedented couple of weeks and despite the enormous challenges, it’s been incredible to see how colleagues have stepped up and responded, doing an outstanding job.
"This pay bonus is just one way we are saying thank you to our colleagues and recognising that they are on the front-line, helping to serve Ireland’s shoppers during these uncertain and difficult times."
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