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Just over half of top Government earners are frontline workers

Wed, 15 Feb 2017

Policy and Reform Minister Chris Thomas MHK
Policy and Reform Minister Chris Thomas MHK

The Policy and Reform Minister says just over half of Government workers earning more than £50,000 are frontline workers.

Chris Thomas admitted there is no fixed definition of a frontline worker, but included doctors, nurses, teachers and policing staff in his figures.

The Minister confirmed 55% of those with a salary of £50,000 or higher are frontline workers, which is 364 employees.

126 of those earning over £50,000 are medical professionals, while the figures also include 72 teachers, 66 civil servants and 47 members of the nursing profession.

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