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Pret A Manger announces third pay rise for staff amid labour shortage

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Pret A Manger, the coffee chain, has announced that it will raise the pay of its shop staff for the third time in the last 12 months. The move comes as many firms struggle with a labour shortage and a need to retain staff who are facing high living costs. From April, the pay of Pret’s baristas will be raised to a level above inflation, making them among the highest-paid in the industry. The rise will see entry-level staff given a 15% pay bump compared to the previous year. Other firms, including Tesco, Asda, Aldi and Lidl, have also boosted wages for their employees in the face of labour shortages. Some economists have warned, however, that high pay increases could exacerbate inflation.

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