Tuesday, 23 July 2019

Ceisteanna (2999)

Jonathan O'Brien

Ceist:

2999. Deputy Jonathan O'Brien asked the Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government 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. [34680/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Housing)

Payment of salaries to staff of my Department is made in line with pay scales approved by the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform.

Currently, there are twenty members of staff on a wage of less than €12.30 per hour, comprising nineteen Clerical Officers and one Services Officer. The estimated (annual) cost of increasing salaries of those on a wage of less than €12.30 per hour to a wage of €12.30 per hour would be approximately €3,600, based on the civil service 37 hour standard net working week.

It should be noted that the pay increase due on 1 September 2019 under the Public Service Stability Agreement will increase the minimum point of the Clerical Officer salary scale to a value above the €12.30 reference point.