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Living Wage Introduction

Dáil Éireann Debate, Thursday - 17 December 2015

Thursday, 17 December 2015

Ceisteanna (292)

Dara Calleary

Ceist:

292. Deputy Dara Calleary asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the cost of implementing a living wage of €11.50 for all employees directly employed or in agencies funded by his Department; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [46399/15]

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Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Agriculture)

Based on introducing a minimal threshold hourly rate of €11.50, the estimated additional annual cost in 2016 for staff employed by my Department would be approximately €77,000, after the sanctioned increase of 2.5% under the Lansdowne Road Agreement is taken into account.

The parallel information in respect of State Bodies under the aegis of my Department is a matter for the Bodies themselves.

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