Carphone morale up on pay rises


Carphone Warehouse shop staff will get a 2.5 per cent pay increase this year. This comes after a 50 per cent rise in basic salary last year through the New Pay Deal which replaced individual commissions with a store bonus scheme.

Store bonuses are now divided up equally among store staff and are paid out once stores hit their sales targets.

The 2.5 per cent rise is worth £300 a year for full-timers and 16p per hour for part-timers. Permanent consultants get £15,300 a year.  A London weighting allowance brings this up to £17,300 a year.

At the same time, retail staff across Carphone’s estate, e2save and will receive a bonus of a week’s pay next month. This is because the company reached its profit target of £75 million for the last financial year. This will mean Carphone will be paying out £2.5 million of bonuses. Managers in Carphone’s flagship Oxford Street stores will receive around £1,000 each in bonuses.

One Carphone staffer said: “It’s good to see Carphone motivating us. The week’s extra pay offer has come at a good time as things quietened down after Christmas. Some managers will be getting as much as £1,000 extra. Staff morale has gone up”.