BMA pledges to fight on despite axing strike plans



by Peter Lazenby
HOSPITAL doctors will continue to resist new contracts due to be introduced next week, despite having called off a series of five-day strikes between now and Christmas, the BMA said yesterday.
The junior doctors have already staged six strikes over government plans to extend weekend working with no extra funding or staffing.
Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt says the contracts will be brought in next Wednesday, though it now appears that it won’t be forced on them.
The strikes were called off over concerns for patient safety, with the doctors putting patients’ welfare before... read more

 
29 September 2016 in Art & Culture, Views: 43
Source: Morning Star
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