Thursday, 11 July 2019

Questions (744)

Willie O'Dea

Question:

744. Deputy Willie O'Dea asked the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment the estimated cost of implementing a living wage €12.30 for all employees directly employed and or in agencies under his remit; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [30766/19]

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Written answers (Question to Communications)

My Department currently has 26 staff members who earn less than €12.30 gross per hour. The additional cost to my Department of implementing a wage of €12.30 per hour would be approximately €87,885 per annum inclusive of employers pay related social insurance (PRSI).

The information requested in relation to the agencies under the aegis of my Department is an operational matter for each agency. The Department will request the relevant bodies to reply directly to the Deputy with the information requested in respect of their organisations.