Nurses are not really on a "salary" they are hourly paid.
They have a starting basic of €31,875 plus allowances for Nights, weekends etc and they get paid overtime.
All of which would combine to a figure much higher than €35k
In the private sector a Salary normally means you don't get paid for overtime and in many cases don't get allowances for weekend work.
Nurses are well paid in this country end of story.If they don't like it let them find another job and stop whinging and moaning.
BTW, nurses are not here 'moaning and whinging', they are merely defending themselves from scurrilous attacks from the last few PDs still standing. The nurses took on Harney and have succeeded in drawing back the veil of mystery that she for so long hid behind. What we see is such incompetence, it even makes Cullen look good.
I'll give it to Liam Doran - he is the best union rep in the country and deserves whatever nurses pay him to represent them. I have seen him stand beside a nurse at a protest when the nurse said she earned only 28k after 10 years service. The starting annual salary is 31k plus allowances so she must have been part-time.
You have also failed to justify your belief that nurses are overpaid. On what basis and assumptions have you arrived at this position?
It is horse******************** that nurses in Ireland earn 50% more than the UK. It is actually 75-100% more.
Starting SALARY without allowances in the UK is 13k sterling so say 15k
Starting SALARY without allowances in Ireland is 31k plus.