Citizens UK reports 410,000 UK supermarket workers earn less than real living wage

  • January 13, 2021 10:30 AM GMT
  • Team Kalkine


A new report by Citizens UK disclosed that major UK supermarkets had paid their workers less than the real living wage in April last year.


  • The study from Citizens UK found that 410,000 supermarket workers earning was less than the real living wage.


  • Supermarkets including, Tesco, Ocado, Morrison and Sainsbury’s reportedly paid below the real living wage of £9.50 per hour outside of London and £10.85 per hour within London.


  • The real living wage figure set by the Living Wage Foundation, is based on average living costs in the United Kingdom.



  • The research pointed out that there exists the biggest the difference between the highest earners and the rest among the UK supermarket industry with top 10 FTSE350 companies, including Tesco, Ocado and Morrisons being on the top in the pay gap.

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  • The report further highlighted that 250,000 employees have received a pay hike due to its campaign.



  • Citizens UK has been helping low-paid workers in getting better pay and rights to work and has been advocating real living wage for the UK supermarket staffs and certify with the Living Wage Foundation.


  • It is worth noting here that in In April, the government set minimum wage limit will increase from £8.72 to £8.91.


  • On 13 January 2021, the stocks of Tesco Plc (LON: TSCO), traded lower by 0.29% from its previous closing, hovering at around GBX 240.30, OCADO Group Plc (LON: OCDO) traded up by 0.96% at GBX 2,513.00 and Morrison (WM) Supermarkets Plc was up by 1% at GBX 182.45 at 09:11 AM GMT+1.



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