Nov 25 (Reuters) - Companies across Europe are offering one-off bonuses and renegotiating wages as surging inflation raises food and energy bills for staff over the winter.
Here are some examples by sector:
AUTOS, AIRLINES AND TRAVEL:
Volkswagen (VOWG_p.DE) in late November agreed a two-year wage deal for workers at its western German factories, offering around 8.5% more pay, as well as a lump-sum payment worth 3,000 euros after tax.
German carrier Lufthansa on Nov. 1 said it would increase salaries of 19,000 cabin crew members. The raise will come in two stages next year, with 250 euros more basic pay from Jan. 1, and 2.5% more basic pay from July 1.
Brake maker Brembo (BRBI.MI) in May announced a 1,000 euro ($977) gross one-off salary increase to its employees in Italy.
Italian unions representing staff at Stellantis, Ferrari, Iveco and CNH Industrial have demanded a wage rise of 8.4% in 2023.
AMSTERDAM SCHIPHOL AIRPORT
Amsterdam Schiphol airport is offering security workers a pay rise of 20% on average in a bid to solve ongoing staff shortages, labour union FNV said on Oct. 6.
Carmaker Renault (RENA.PA) in September offered staff over 1,000 euros in exceptional payments.
British holiday group Saga (SAGA.L) in September said it is offering one-off benefits to frontline staff which include an 11% pay rise and a one-off cost-of-living payment.
The cost-of-living payment will be made in the form of two cash payments of 500 pounds each.
FOOD AND GENERAL RETAILERS:
Britain's biggest retailer Tesco (TSCO.L) on Nov. 18 offered its workers option to receive up to 25% of their contractual pay early. Tesco had announced a second pay rise for hourly paid staff in October, equating to a nearly 8% rise over the year.
British electricals retailer Currys (CURY.L) said on Sept. 30 it had raised hourly pay rates for a third time in 13 months, adding that from Oct. 30 hourly paid staff across the UK would get a minimum rate of 10.35 pounds ($11.66), up 3.5%.
Britain's Co-operative Group (42TE.L) on Sept. 29 said it is looking to give a 5.3% hike to 41,000 of its frontline workers.
The offer means an overall 8.3% wage increase when compared to August 2021
British retailer John Lewis said in September it would pay a one-off cost of living support payment of 500 pounds for full-time employees.
German-owned discount supermarket group Aldi UK said on July 25 it would pay a minimum of 10.50 pounds and 11.95 pounds in London - rises of 4% and 3.5% respectively - from September.
That's equivalent to a pay hike of 7.9% this year for hourly paid workers.
Supermarket chain Morrisons on June 10 said it would pay a minimum of 10.20 pounds from October, with London workers paid a minimum of 11.05 pounds.
MARKS & SPENCER
German-owned discount supermarket Lidl GB said on Sept. 22 it will from Oct. 1 pay workers outside of London a minimum of 10.90 pounds an hour, up from 10.10 pounds, and workers in London a minimum of 11.95 pounds, up from 11.30 pounds. It says the annual rise is 10% to 14.5%.
On Oct. 9, the company offered to bring forward wage talks due to start in mid-November in a bid to end weeks-long strikes that have disrupted petrol supplies.
BANKS & FINANCIALS:
Britain's biggest domestic bank Lloyds (LLOY.L) offered staff either a 2,000 pound pay rise or a 5% lift in salary - whichever is greater - up to a maximum of 5,000 pounds, according to a notice published by union Unite to its members in early November.
Spanish insurer Mapfre will pay a one-time 400 euro bonus at Christmas to its approximately 10,000 employees in Spain to help them cope with soaring inflation, it said on Nov. 24.
Italy's second-largest lender UniCredit (CRDI.MI) will give its staff in Germany a bonus of 2,500 euros, a copy of an internal memo seen by Reuters, and confirmed by a spokesperson, showed on Nov. 18.
NATIONWIDE BUILDING SOCIETY
British lender Nationwide Building Society said on Aug. 15 it will pay more than 11,000 of its staff 1,200 pounds.
British post and parcel company, Royal Mail (IDSI.L) offered 9% pay hike over 18 months to its employees who members of the Communication Workers Union, on Nov. 23, but the union has rejected the offer and is planning several strikes.
Contract caterer Compass Group (CPG.L) launched a salary advance scheme and a new grant for employees in Britain, allowing monthly salaried employees the ability to withdraw up to 50% of their earned pay before payday, it said on Nov. 21.
Cleaning and property management company Mitie (MTO.L) said on Nov. 17 it was offering lower-paid staff a "winter support package", which entails one-off bonuses, retail discounts, and an option to borrow against future pay.
PRET A MANGER
Coffee and sandwich chain Pret A Manger in October said from Dec. 1 all UK employees across shops and its support centre will receive a 5% pay increase, equating to a 13% rise within a year.
Soft drink maker A.G. Barr (BAG.L) said on Sept. 27 it had offered a 1,000 pound one-off cost-of-living special payment to its employees paid under 45,000 pounds.
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