Amazon raises minimum wages 19% boosting 37,000 workers pay

BEN STEVENS | October 2, 2018

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37,000 Amazon staff are set to receive a pay increase as the retail giant increases its minimum wage by nearly 20 per cent.Workers outside of London will see their baseline wages increase 18.8 per cent to £9.50 an hour, comfortably above the National Living Wage of £7.83 per hour.For staff working inside of London, wages have shot up 28 per cent to £10.50 an hour, with both increases benefiting Amazon’s 17,000 permanent workers and 20,000 temporary seasonal staff.Both rates also sit above the voluntary living wage, classed as the minimum income necessary for a worker to meet their basic needs, which currently stands at £8.75 outside of London and £10.20 inside the capital. We’re excited to announce Amazon is raising our minimum wage for all full-time, part-time, seasonal, and temporary UK employees, effective from November 1,” UK country manager Doug Gurr said.

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