Thursday, 11 July 2019
Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport
799. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the estimated cost of implementing a living wage of €12.30 for all employees directly employed and-or in agencies under his remit; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [30778/19]
Based on current staffing figures and pay levels, the additional annual salary cost to the Department of Transport , Tourism and Sport, of implementing a living wage of €12.30 per hour is estimated to be of the order of €200,000. 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 the State agencies under the aegis of the Department, is a matter for the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform.
The Deputy’s question has been referred to the non-commercial agencies under its remit for direct reply in respect of the notional costs for each agency of implementing a living wage of €12.30 per hour.