Monday 5 December 2016

Wage outrage

Published 15/12/2012 | 05:00

• I am a nurse for almost 14 years now and was appalled at the Government's package for newly qualified nurses.

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I know what it's like to be on the frontline all day or night and I know the demands put on us every day. To offer college graduates €26,000 a year for a two-year contract is a complete insult to our profession. It works out at about €10.50 an hour.

I cannot convey how irate I feel and I really do hope not one of our graduates take up this degrading offer.

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