Aldi to thank employees by giving day off for Boxing Day

Aldi Boxing DaySupermarket chain Aldi will close all of its stores on Boxing Day in line with previous years in order to recognise and thank its employees for all their hard work.

The retailer has made the decision to shut its doors on Boxing Day as a thank you to all members of staff since the first UK Aldi supermarket opened more than 30 years ago.

The supermarket, which offers £11.40 per hour across the UK and £12.85 per hour inside the M25 as starting pay for store assistants, is recruiting 3,000 store roles to bolster its team ahead of the festive period. These include store assistants, managerial positions and cleaners.

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Richard Thornton, communications director at Aldi UK, said: “We recognise that Christmas is an important time for many of our colleagues, and keeping our stores closed on Boxing Day gives them more time to spend with their families.”

Aldi offers employees paid breaks, 28 days of annual leave, a health cash plan, gym membership discounts, discounted cinema tickets and holidays, sick pay, long-service awards, maternity, paternity and adoption leave, an online wellness portal, an employee assistance programme, and training and learning development opportunities.