German retailer Lidl announces significant wage increase

The German-based discount chain Lidl, has announced plans to significantly increase starting salaries of its employees in the Czech Republic.

As of March, the average starting wage for cashiers in Lidl supermarkets will increase by nearly a quarter to 28,000 crowns. Prague will offer slightly higher salaries than the rest of the country, starting at more than 29,000 crowns.

The average gross wage in the Czech Republic currently stands at 29.050 crowns.