Tuesday, 6 November 2012

Ceisteanna (617)

Eoghan Murphy

Ceist:

617. Deputy Eoghan Murphy asked the Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht the sectors of the public sector that are currently employed on a roster basis and if there are any plans to remove employees from the rostering system. [49068/12]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Arts)

A number of staff from the National Parks and Wildlife Service of my Department comprising conservation rangers, guides and general operatives work on a rostered basis to facilitate public access to national parks and nature reserves at weekends.

In addition, a number of the National Cultural Institutions funded from my Department's Vote Group have agreed rostering systems in place so that facilities are available to the public both at weekends and on certain late evenings. Rostered staff include attendants, shop assistants, library assistants, learning and outreach officers, and cleaners.

Lock keepers from Waterways Ireland also work a rostered week, which varies according to the regions in which the lock keeper is based.

I am advised that the roster arrangements in place both in my Department and in the bodies funded from my Department's Vote Group are working well and there are no plans to change them at present.

Question No. 618 answered with Question No. 607.