Nurse reveals she earns just £500-a-week as she shares her payslip on Twitter to refute claims workers are 'taking home more than £50,000-a-year' ahead of impending union strike

A nurse has been inundated with support after she posted her wage slip on Twitter to combat claims that nurses earned more than £50,000-a-year.
Joanna Hickey posted the picture of her earnings on social media and said it shows what a nurse 'near top of the scale' made in two weeks. 
The Irish nurse's net pay 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 make an extra €100 (£89.24).
Joanna's reveal comes after criticism of 37,000 Irish nurses set to strike on January 30 in protest against their pay.
Irish nurse Joanna Hickey posted a photo of her payslip to combat rumours about nurses' pay
Irish nurse Joanna Hickey posted a photo of her payslip to combat rumours about nurses' pay
Joanna (pictured left) hit back at suggestions she is overpaid, on the eve of industrial action
Joanna (pictured left) hit back at suggestions she is overpaid, on the eve of industrial action
Irish nurse Joanna Hickey took to Twitter to reveal her salary after some reports claimed nurses earn more than £50,000-a-year
Irish nurse Joanna Hickey took to Twitter to reveal her salary after some reports claimed nurses earn more than £50,000-a-year
Joanna revealed her wage while also pledging her support for the Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation (INMO).
The INMO represents the 37,000 nurses set to strike against the government in a dispute over pay. 
The union is calling for a 12% pay increase with the rise bring nurses' pay into line with other health professionals.
On its website, the INMO said: 'The strike will see INMO members withdraw their labour for 24 hours, providing only lifesaving care and emergency response teams.' 

Her reveal comes as 37,000 Irish nurses are set to strike on January 30 in protest against pay
Her reveal comes as 37,000 Irish nurses are set to strike on January 30 in protest against pay

Ms Hickey wrote: 'A friendly reminder of what an ICU (BSc RGN/ PgD ICU/ PgD CCU) nurse's near top of the scale wages looks like for two weeks'
Ms Hickey wrote: 'A friendly reminder of what an ICU (BSc RGN/ PgD ICU/ PgD CCU) nurse's near top of the scale wages looks like for two weeks'
She added: 'And if I work weekends and nights away from my child & partner I might make an extra €100'
She added: 'And if I work weekends and nights away from my child & partner I might make an extra €100'
Joanna added that she was fighting back against claims that nurses earned around €57,000 (£50,869) a year.
The nurse wrote several posts outlining the work she is expected to do. 
She said: 'A friendly reminder of what an ICU (BSc RGN/ PgD ICU/ PgD CCU) nurse's near top of the scale wages looks like for two weeks.
'And if I work weekends and nights away from my child & partner I might make an extra €100.
'My role includes ability to mind complex traumatic brain injuries, severe sepsis & unstable hemodynamic patients, continuous dialysis, know how set up & use multiple ventilators & high flow oxygen delivery systems and assess ABG's (Arterial blood gas test) & change ventilation settings inc. ARDS (Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome) patients.
'Respiratory chest physio outside of normal hours, weekend and night time pharmacy access as no pharmacist during these hours, ward clerk, help families and deal with social services, be a clinical nutritionist and start appropriate feeding outside normal hours as no CN at weekends.
'Continuous education, personal development & be up to date with latest research regarding patient management, competent with ECG reading, competent multiple transfusion usage/ ability to prone or log roll patient using correct manual handling.
'And the rest, I am tired.'
Irish Taoiseach Leo Varadkar earlier said that he was disappointed at the news of the strike
Irish Taoiseach Leo Varadkar earlier said that he was disappointed at the news of the strike
She also spoke about her typical day and revealed what hours she usually works. 
Joanna said she took three hours of parental leave a week 'as working '39' hours (more like 45 hours a week with hand over & patient complexity)' was proving too much as a mother. 
'I now do '36' hrs a week. I start at 7.45am and usually get out at 8.45pm. So no personal time off for free.'  
Earlier, Irish Taoiseach Leo Varadkar said that he was saddened by the January 30 strike. 
He said: 'We will do everything we can to avoid a strike, but ultimately it is a decision by the unions to go on strike. I am saddened that the unions have taken a decision to strike on a Wednesday. 
'A strike on a Wednesday means that thousands of operations will be cancelled and thousands of clinic appointments will be cancelled.'
In response, the INMO said: 'Nurses and midwives care for patients 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Whether it's a Wednesday or a weekend, the Taoiseach and his government should be aiming to resolve this dispute before it gets to a strike.' 
Nurse reveals she earns just £500-a-week as she shares her payslip on Twitter to refute claims workers are 'taking home more than £50,000-a-year' ahead of impending union strike Nurse reveals she earns just £500-a-week as she shares her payslip on Twitter to refute claims workers are 'taking home more than £50,000-a-year' ahead of impending union strike Reviewed by STATION GOSSIP on 06:12 Rating: 5

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