Thursday, 10 May 2018

Ceisteanna (49)

Jonathan O'Brien

Ceist:

49. Deputy Jonathan O'Brien asked the Taoiseach and Minister for Defence the number of employees within his Department in receipt of a salary below the living wage of €11.70 per hour. [20615/18]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Defence)

Twenty five civil servants and seven civilian staff, all on an incremental pay scale, are currently employed with my Department on a salary below that specified by the Deputy. In addition, apprentices who are undergoing training are paid apprenticeship rates of pay.

The Department of Public Expenditure and Reform (DPER) has overall responsibility for public service pay policy throughout the public sector and the rates applied in my Department are in line with those agreed centrally and with those being paid to equivalent grades in other Government Departments.