Friday, 6 September 2019

Ceisteanna (1683)

Anne Rabbitte

Ceist:

1683. Deputy Anne Rabbitte asked the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs the estimated full-year cost of providing the 2019 living wage to each member of staff within her Department and within agencies under the aegis of her Department. [35434/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Children)

As the Deputy may be aware, any adjustments to the salaries of public and civil servants are set out in the Public Service Stability Agreement (PSSA) 2018-2020.

A suggested living wage of €12.30 per hour would equate to an annual salary of €23,747, based on a standard civil service net working week of 37 hours. Details of the application of adjustments to civil service pay in accordance with the Public Service Pay and Pensions Act 2017 are available on www.circulars.gov.ie.

As the information requested is not readily available in respect of the agencies under my Department's remit, I have asked the Adoption Authority of Ireland, the Children Detention School Campus and Tusla to furnish this information directly to the Deputy.