Friday, 6 September 2019

Questions (406)

Michael Healy-Rae

Question:

406. Deputy Michael Healy-Rae asked the Minister for Education and Skills the status of a pay increase for special needs assistants, SNAs; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [35961/19]

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Written answers (Question to Education)

Remuneration is set by the Minister with the consent of the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform.  SNAs have benefitted from the increases in pay and changes to Additional Superannation Contribution (formerly PRD) as agreed through the Public Service Pay Agreements (PSSA) and enacted through the Public Service Pay and Pensions Act 2017.  The latest increase in basic pay of 1.75% is effective from the 1st of September 2019 and includes SNAs who are public servants covered by the PSSA and legislation.