Tuesday, 23 July 2019

Ceisteanna (2153)

Jonathan O'Brien

Ceist:

2153. Deputy Jonathan O'Brien asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the number of persons working in his Department on a wage of less than €12.30 per hour; the number disaggregated by professional role; and the estimated cost of increasing salaries of those on a wage of less than €12.30 per hour to a wage of €12.30 per hour. [34674/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Agriculture)

The table outlines the number of staff employed by my Department who are earning a wage of less than €12.30 per hour, the relevant grades and the estimated total annual cost of increasing salaries to €12.30 per hour.

Staff earning less than €12.30 per hour

Grade No. of staff

Clerical Officer 150

Cleaner 2

Services Officer 7

General Operative 2

ICT Apprentice 1

Technical Agricultural Officer 104

Total: 266

The estimated additional annual payroll cost of increasing the salaries of these staff to €12.30 per hour is €783,500.