Extraordinary bonuses of up to four thousand crowns per capita have already been paid to Kaufland employees and are also being prepared by Albert. Kaufland set aside 55 million crowns for the payment of rewards, in the spring it was fifty million. “With an extraordinary reward, we would like to thank the employees for their enormous efforts,” says Stefan Hoppe, CEO of Kaufland.
Albert does the same. “We will pay the extraordinary reward as a thank you to the operating employees in the stores for the second time this year and will run throughout the fourth quarter,” said Albert spokesman Jiří Mareček. According to him, the costs of this are in the order of tens of millions of crowns a month. In terms of employees, it will be up to three thousand crowns more per month.
As for other retail chains, they have not announced any specific financial increase per employee – at least for the time being. “As part of the first wave of the pandemic, Lidl paid an extraordinary reward to all employees and temporary workers in stores and logistics centers, which was part of the March payout. It was a one-time investment exceeding 37 million crowns, “recalls only, for example, the spokesperson of the Lidl chain Iveta Barabášová.