Tuesday, 23 July 2019

Ceisteanna (2516)

Jonathan O'Brien

Ceist:

2516. Deputy Jonathan O'Brien asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport 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. [34681/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Transport)

There are currently 57 people in the Department on a wage of less than €12.30 per hour. The number disaggregated by grade is as outlined in Table 1.

TABLE 1

Grade

Number of Employees

Clerical Officers

51

Service Officers

4

ICT Apprentices

2

The estimated cost of increasing salaries for those in the Department on less than €12.30 per hour to €12.30 per hour is of the order of €200,000 per annum based on current pay rates.

As the Deputy is aware, the living wage of €12.30 per hour is not a statutory entitlement. Policy in relation to the determination of salary rates for all public servants, including staff in my Department, is a matter for the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform.