By every measure Sainsbury’s has been a hugely successful business over the past 7 years.
The executives and shareholders have reaped the benefits, but workers have not.
The workers have been demanding a living wage for over a year now, they’ve earned it!
Sainsbury’s can afford it.
Parents forced to take out pay day loans.
Single parents forced to rely on tax credits.
Sainsbury’s is one of the worst of the big four supermarkets for low pay, paying far below Tesco.
|Basic rate||Established rate||London Living Wage|
|Basic rate||Established rate||UK Living Wage|
Data: Fair Pair Network (2012) Facing the Difference: Low pay in Supermarkets.
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Despite intimidation from the big four supermarkets, in January 2012, the Fair Pay Network released a report on the state of low pay in the UK’s big four supermarkets: Asda, Sainsbury’s, Tesco and Morrisons.
Collectively, an estimated 893,126 people are employed across 7,293 stores. The big four supermarkets are the largest private sector employer in the country. Despite, their expansion and huge profits, not one of them pays a living wage.