We have a feeling Lidl are about to get inundated with job applications. 

The supermarket chain have today announced their plans to start paying employees a minimum of €11.50 an hour, which makes them the first major employer to pay staff in line with the living wage.

With the current minimum wage set at €8.65, the move is a massive step, and will put pressure on other employers to do the same.

The new pay structure will come into place on November 1st, with 700 of the supermarket's 3,800 staff in the country, with the rest already on wages above the new minimum. 

The retailer, which has 143 stores in the country, has also committed to paying a living wage in Northern Ireland using a sterling benchmark. 

Via RTE News