Despite difficulties across the retail industry, there was a positive shift in the number of higher-end pay awards in the sector in 2018. Nearly a quarter of all pay awards were worth 4% or more according to the latest report on pay and conditions in retail by IDR, with the proportion of pay awards at this level up by 5% on the previous year. Higher-end awards were found across the sector, in both larger and smaller organisations, with supermarkets leading the way in improving pay for their shop-floor staff.
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