Amazon raises minimum wage

Amazon has announced that it is increasing its minimum wage to £10.50 for the London area and £9.50 for the rest of the UK for all full-time, part-time, temporary (including those hired by agencies), and seasonal employees, from November 1.

The new Amazon £10.50/£9.50 minimum wage will benefit more than 17,000 Amazon employees, as well as over 20,000 seasonal employees who will be hired at Amazon sites across the country this festive season.

Doug Gurr, Amazon VP and UK country manager said: “We’re excited to announce we are raising our minimum wage for all full-time, part-time, seasonal, and temporary UK employees. This will impact more than 37,000 employees across the country, resulting in higher pay for them and their families.”

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