Sinn Féin Foyle MLA Raymond McCartney has called on Supermarket chain Lidl to treat its employees in the North of Ireland with equality and respect by including them in its decision to implement the Living Wage Foundation’s (LWF) recommendations.
The Foyle MLA said:
“While I welcome Lidl’s decision to implement the LWF recommendation of £8.50 an hour in England, Scotland and Wales it is disappointing that it does not intend to treat its employees here in the North with the same consideration.
“It is an accepted fact that the cost of living here is much higher than it is in Britain and employers, particularly multi-nationals who operate here must show social responsibility by recognising this fact.
“I would urge Lidl and other employers to adopt an equal pay for equal work approach and reward their employees here on the same pay scale as elsewhere.”