Tuesday, 24 September 2019

Ceisteanna (230)

Maurice Quinlivan

Ceist:

230. Deputy Maurice Quinlivan asked the Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation the number of workers employed by her Department and in each office or agency under the aegis of her Department that earn less than the living wage of €12.30 per hour; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [38245/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Business)

Remuneration of all the staff of the Department, its Offices and its Agencies is as sanctioned by the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform for various individual grades in line with Government policy.

In relation to the Department and its Offices, there are currently 5 staff earning an hourly rate less than the living wage, (based on a 37-hour net working week). This figure reflects recent recruitment of staff at the starting point on the relevant incremental scale for their grades, namely Services Officer and Services Attendant. However, as the maximum point on the incremental scales for these grades is above the hourly rate of €12.30, over time, and based on satisfactory performance, each staff member in these grades would proceed to earn more than the figure of €12.30 per hour.

With regard to the Agencies under the aegis of my Department the position in relation to each is as follows:

Agency

Position (based on a 37-hour week net)

Enterprise Ireland

19 employees currently earning a rate equivalent or less than €12.30 per hour.

IAASA*

1 employee currently earning a rate less than €12.30 per hour.

IDA Ireland

9 employees currently earning a rate less than €12.30 per hour.

NSAI

4 employees currently earning a rate less than €12.30 per hour.

CCPC

There are no employees currently earning less than €12.30 per hour.

PIAB

There are no employees currently earning less than €12.30 per hour.

Science Foundation Ireland

There are no employees currently earning less than €12.30 per hour.

Health & Safety Authority

There are no employees currently earning less than €12.30 per hour.

* Based on a 39-hour working week net