Tuesday, 1 October 2019

Questions (566)

Maurice Quinlivan

Question:

566. Deputy Maurice Quinlivan asked the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs the number of staff employed by her Department that earn less than the living wage of €12.30 per hour. [39598/19]

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Written answers (Question to Children)

As the Deputy may be aware, any adjustments to the salaries of public and civil servants are set out in the Public Service Stability Agreement (PSSA) 2018-2020.   

A suggested living wage of €12.30 per hour would equate to an annual salary of €27,758.  

Based on a standard civil service working week of 43.25 hours, there are currently 24 staff employed in my Department in this category.

Details of the application of adjustments to civil service pay in accordance with the Public Service Pay and Pensions Act 2017 are available on www.circulars.gov.ie.