Aldi workers who have kept shelves stocked through the coronavirus pandemic and lockdown will get a boost this Christmas.

The budget retailer, which has branches across Coventry and Warwickshire has announced staff will get a 10 per cent bonus this festive season.

The touching gesture will give operations and logistics staff a financial boost this festive season – and serves as a “thank you” from bosses reports BirminghamLive.

Despite the lockdowns, essential retailers like supermarkets have stayed open.

And Aldi workers have been forced to work  up and down the country, serving us groceries and medicines throughout the health crisis.

Giles Hurley, Aldi chief executive, said: “This year has been a difficult one for so many and our colleagues have worked tirelessly to ensure the nation continues have access to high quality affordable food.

“This bonus is a gesture of our appreciation for our amazing Aldi colleagues who have shown incredible resilience and dedication throughout 2020.”

The German grocer said all staff store and distribution workers will receive a bonus next month ahead of December 25.

It said around 35,000 colleagues will qualify for the incentive.

Aldi has stores across Coventry and is continuing with plans to open a sixth at the Alvis Retail Park.

Aldi currently has the following stores in Coventry:

  • Radford Road
  • Gallagher Retail Park
  • Airport Retail Park,
  • Shultern Lane, Canon Park

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