Tuesday, 23 July 2019

Ceisteanna (2840)

Jonathan O'Brien

Ceist:

2840. Deputy Jonathan O'Brien asked the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection the number of persons working in her 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. [34677/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Employment)

I am advised that the number of staff in my Department on a wage less than €12.30 per hour is as follows:

Professional Role

Number

Clerical Officer (including temporary clerical officers)

1,121

Cleaners

3

Service Officers

58

Service Attendants

2

Telephonist.

1

The estimated cost to my Department of increasing the salaries of staff below €12.30 is €2,023,339.

I hope this clarifies the matter for the Deputy.