Tuesday, 24 September 2019

Questions (60)

Maurice Quinlivan


60. Deputy Maurice Quinlivan asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade the number of workers employed by his Department and in each office or agency under the aegis of his Department who earn less than the living wage of €12.30 per hour; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [38240/19]

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Written answers (Question to Foreign)

The remuneration of directly employed staff in my Department is sanctioned by the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform in line with Government policy. Our assessment is that there are currently 322 officers within the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade who earn less than the living wage. This excludes temporary seasonal staff. There are no State Agencies under the aegis of my Department.