With the end of the twilight premium and a reduction to time-and-three-quarters for Sunday premium, a nurse now on €35,000 per annum will lose 8% of their salary according to the INMO.
An INMO rep claimed that "The only other people who will lose 8% are those earning more than €80,000. Everybody earning below €65,000 does not lose any pay. Everyone, including the nurse, has to work extra hours. But the nurse works extra hours and loses 8% of salary. It is grossly disproportionate".
As it stands, government hopes to employ new nursing graduates across HSE and HSE funded sites to a two-year rotational graduate scheme on 80 per cent of an entry grade salary - €22,000.
Are government being fair to all public sector workers in these Croke Park talks?
INMO: Nurses on