Thursday, 1 February 2018

Questions (105)

Peter Fitzpatrick

Question:

105. Deputy Peter Fitzpatrick asked the Minister for Education and Skills if a higher pay scale to LTI co-ordinators will be set (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [5007/18]

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Written answers (Question to Education)

I am not aware of any plan to introduce a higher payscale to LTI co-ordinators.

On 21 March 2002, the Labour Court recommended that LTI community training supervisors should receive an increase in pay and that the total grant paid by FÁS to project sponsors for supervisor pay should be increased by 20%.  Sponsors were to be advised that the total increased grant, less employers PRSI, should be paid to supervisors.  This was implemented by FÁS. 

The recommendation also stated that for future pay increases, the supervisors should have a pay relationship with and be ‘linked proportionally’ to community training centre (CTC) managers.  Any benefit to the claimants arising from the pay relationship should be paid in accordance with the Programme for Prosperity and Fairness, which was in place at the time.  Since then, LTI community training supervisors have received increases under national agreements, in line with CTC managers.