Written Answers. - Workers' Pay.

Tuesday, 15 May 1979

Dáil Eireann Debate
Vol. 314 No. 4

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279.

Mr. Tully: Information on James Tully  Zoom on James Tully  asked the Minister for Finance the total pay increase made or proposed to be made to drainage workers since the commencement of the National Pay Agreement, 1978 and the present rate of pay.

Minister for Finance (Mr. Colley): Information on George Colley  Zoom on George Colley  The information requested is as follows:

Scheme Grade Current Rates of Pay Increases since the commencement of the National Pay Agreement 1978, inclusive of the National Pay Agreement increases
Moy Scheme in Ballina and Castlebar Urban Districts Labourers From £54.63 basic to £55.67 with differentials; Up to £59.08 From £8.28 to £8.37
Chargehands £10.79
Corrib Scheme in Galway Borough Labourers £53.89 £8.22
Rest of Moy and Corrib Schemes and all other Schemes Labourers From £52.58 basic to £53.71 with differentials Up to £57.03
Chargehands £10.54
Trainee Excavator
Drivers Up to £55.05 £8.32
Vehicle Drivers Up to £57.39 £8.53
Dozer Drivers Up to £59.48 £8.72
Qualified Excavator
Drivers Up to £68.61 £10.56
Gangers Up to £69.24 £10.63
Foreman Grade III £77.66-£81.55 £7.16-£7.51
Foreman Grade II £82.08-£85.90 £7.58-£7.92
Foreman Grade I £87.08-£90.87 £8.04-£8.38
Craftsmen £64.03 to £68.77 £9.99-£14.73
Works Clerks £57.12-£72.42 £7.06-£16.36
Storekeeper Clerks
WorkStudy Assessors
Grade III
[569][570] Assessor Grade I £85.90 £7.92
Assessor Grade II £77.66-£82.08 £7.16-£7.58
Watchman Night £7.93 per watch £1.20 per watch
Day £7.76 per watch £1.18 per watch
Boy Labourers From £25.92 to £27.40 depending on age From £4.01 to £4.15

Note: The rates quoted do not include:

(i) Incentive Bonus which is payable on the Boyne, Maigue and Corrib-Mask Schemes;

(ii) An increase of £5 a week for general drainage workers below the grade of qualified excavator driver recommended recently by the Labour Court, which is at present under consideration;

(iii) A “productivity” payment of £1.50 a week for general drainage workers up to and including the grade of ganger which is the subject of negotiations.


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