Social media gets behind the nurse when she reveals her salary by sharing a payslip on Twitter to refute claims that earn more than £ 50,000 per year & # 39; prior to a threatening union strike
- Joanna Hickey told a nurse at the top of the scale & # 39; in two weeks
- Her tweet comes after 37,000 Irish nurses had unveiled plans to strike on January 30
- The planned strike was by Irish Prime Minister Leo Varankar & # 39; disappointing & # 39; called
- Joanna, however, outlined the duties she fulfills and the reward she receives for it
- She also referred back to a few reports claiming that nurses earn € 57,000 (£ 50,869) per year
Danyal Hussain for Mailonline
A nurse has been inundated with support after she has posted her payslip on Twitter to fight claims that nurses earned more than £ 50,000 per year.
Joanna Hickey placed the photo of her earnings on social media and said that it shows what a nurse & # 39; near the scale & # 39; made in two weeks.
The Irish nurse's net wage was € 1,120.80 (£ 1,000.24) and she said that if she worked weekends and nights away from her child and partner, she could earn an additional € 100 (£ 89.24).
Joanna's disclosure comes after criticism from 37,000 Irish nurses who struck on January 30 in protest against their salaries.
Irish nurse Joanna Hickey took Twitter and showed her salary after nurses, according to some reports, earned more than £ 50,000 a year
Joanna revealed her salary while also expressing her support for the Irish Nurses and Midwives Organization (INMO).
The INMO represents the 37,000 nurses who have been set up to fight against the government in a dispute about pay.
The union calls for a 12% wage increase with attendance and brings nurses remuneration in line with other health professionals.
The INMO said on its website: & # 39; The strike will allow INMO members to take up their work for 24 hours, offering only life-saving relief and relief teams. & # 39;
Joanna added that she fought back against claims that nurses earned approximately € 57,000 (£ 50,869) per year.
The nurse wrote several reports about the work that is expected of them.
She said: "A friendly reminder of what an ICU (BSc RGN / PgD ICU / PgD CCU) nurse pays near the top of the scale looks like for two weeks.
& # 39; And when I work weekends and nights away from my child and partner, I may earn an extra € 100.
Her unveiling is because on January 30, 37,000 Irish nurses will strike in protest against payment
My role includes the ability to think about complex traumatic brain injuries, severe sepsis and unstable hemodynamic patients, continuous dialysis, know-how set up and use multiple fans and oxygen delivery systems with high flow and ABG's (Arterial blood gas). test) & change ventilation settings. ARDS (Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome) patients.
Ad Respiratory chest physics outside of normal hours, weekend and night pharmacy access as no pharmacist during these hours, district clerk, help families and deal with social services, a clinical nutritionist and start appropriate nutrition outside normal hours if no CN on weekends .
• Permanent education, personal development & up-to-date with the latest research in the field of patient management, competent with ECG-reading, competent use of multiple transfusions / ability to sensitive patient log in or log in with the correct manual operation.
& # 39; And the rest, I'm tired. & # 39;
Irish Taoiseach Leo Varadkar said earlier that he was disappointed with the news of the strike
She also spoke about her typical day and revealed what hours she usually works.
Joanna said she had three hours of parental leave per week. 39 hours (more than 45 hours a week with handing over and patient complexity) & too much proved like a mother.
& # 39; I do now & # 39; 36 hours per week. I start at 7.45 am and usually leave at 8.45 pm. No personal free time. & # 39;
Earlier, Irish Taoiseach Leo Varadkar said he was saddened by the January 30 strike.
He said: & # 39; We will do everything to prevent a strike, but in the end it is a decision of the unions to go on strike. I am sad that the trade unions have made a decision to cease on a Wednesday.
& # 39; A strike on a Wednesday means that thousands of operations are canceled and thousands of clinic appointments are canceled. & # 39;
In response, the INMO said: Nurses and midwives provide patients 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Whether it is a Wednesday or a weekend, the Taoiseach and its government must strive to resolve this dispute before it comes to a strike. & # 39;