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Dáil Éireann debate -
Thursday, 3 Jul 1947

Vol. 107 No. 7

Ceisteanna—Questions Oral Answers. - Wages of Curragh Camp Employees.

asked the Minister for Defence whether he has received representations, for increases of wages, on behalf of storemen, assistant-storemen, blacksmiths, engine-drivers, steermen, stokers, tractor - drivers, drainsmens, stop-cock attendant and range-warden employed at the Curragh Camp; and if so, whether he will state when the increased rates of wages will be granted.

I have received representations for increased rates of wages on behalf of all the classes of employees referred to. Appropriate adjustments have already been made in the case of storemen, assistant storemen and stokers. The position of the remaining classes is still under consideration.

Can the Minister give any indication as to when these cases will be brought to a satisfactory conclusion?

There is a committee dealing with the matter, the committee which advises on these matters.

When does the Minister hope to see the end of it?

I could not say.

Bearing in mind the fact that these increases have been awarded in comparable cases in outside employment quite a while ago, will the Minister use his good offices to bring this matter to a satisfactory conclusion?