Tuesday, 24 September 2019

Questions (405)

Maurice Quinlivan


405. Deputy Maurice Quinlivan asked the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment the number of workers employed by his Department and in each office or agency under the aegis of his Department that earn less than the living wage of €12.30 per hour; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [38243/19]

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Written answers (Question to Communications)

My Department currently has 25 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 €85,303 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.