Tuesday, 23 July 2019

Questions (16)

Willie O'Dea

Question:

16. Deputy Willie O'Dea asked the Taoiseach the estimated cost of implementing a living wage €12.30 for all employees directly employed and-or in agencies under his remit. [31566/19]

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Written answers (Question to Taoiseach)

The suggested wage at €12.30 per hour based on the Civil Service 37 hour standard net working week equates to an annual salary of €23,747. Public servants currently on an annual salary of less than €23,747 may be receiving remuneration in excess of the suggested living wage through additional premium payments in respect of shift or atypical working hours or are on salary scales that progress to the suggested living wage and above through incremental progression.

The current estimated additional annual salary cost of implementing a living wage of €12.30 for employees of my Department or the National Economic and Social Development Office is approximately €3,536.