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TESCO has announced a bumper pay rise for thousands of its staff.

This is the second time that Tesco staff will receive a pay rise to help with the cost of living this year.

Tesco is also doubling staff discounts to support employees this Christmas.

From November 13, the basic hourly rate of pay in Tesco stores will increase by a further 20p to £10.30, and to £10.98 in London.

This means hourly rates at Tesco will have increased by nearly 8% this year.

Tesco's pay rates exceed the national living wage which currently stands at £9.59 an hour for those aged 23 and over.

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Tesco will also be doubling its staff Clubcard discount to 20% during the key Christmas shopping period from December 13-19.

The shopworkers’ union Usdaw welcomed the announcement.

Daniel Adams, national officer at Usdaw said: "As the cost-of-living crisis has deepened, Usdaw has continued to engage with Tesco on what can be done to support employees through this incredibly difficult time.

"Securing additional investment outside of the normal pay cycle is unprecedented within the business and we welcome the fact that the company has engaged positively with the union and recognised the need to respond.

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"Usdaw is campaigning for urgent Government action on the cost-of-living crisis and will continue to engage with employers to secure urgent assistance to tackle the hardship that many of our members are facing.”

But Tesco isn't the only supermarket increasing wages.

Lidl gave 23,500 of its store and warehouse workers a pay rise last week.

Entry-level hourly rates will increase from £10.10 to £10.90 outside of London.

Hourly rates in London will rise from £11.30to £11.95 within the M25.

In addition, the nightshift premium will also increase from £2.00 per hour to £3.00 per hour along with the freezer premium, which will increase from £1.00 per hour to £1.50 per hour.

Sainsbury's announced earlier this year that 127,000 of its hourly paid staff will get a 25p increase in their salary from October.

Pay for retail workers will go from £10 to £10.25 and from £11.05 to £11.30 per hour in London.

Aldi also announced 26,000 members of staff will get a pay rise from this month.

The discount supermarket will pay all store assistants a minimum of £10.50 nationally – and £11.95 within the M25.

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Around 4,200 logistics workers will benefit from a pay rise this month as well.

Morrisons is giving 80,000 store and manufacturing workers a 2% pay rise next month.

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