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Junior doctors are set to stage another strike

by LLB Reporter
18th Dec 23 4:14 pm

After voting overwhelmingly to strike, junior doctors in Wales are set to stage a 72-hour, members of the British Medical Association (BMA) will take industrial action on 15 January.

The BMA said that junior doctors overwhelmingly voted 98% in favour to strike over the long running dispute in pay.

Welsh hospitals and GP surgeries across Wales will see more than 3,000 BMA junior doctor members strike.

BMA members decided to ballot in August as they have been offered just a 5% pay rise which is below inflation.

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Dr Oba Babs-Osibodu and Dr Peter Fahey, co-chairs of BMA Wales’ junior doctors committee, said, “This vote clearly shows the strength of feeling. We are frustrated, in despair and angry and we have voted clearly to say, ‘in the name of our profession, we can’t and we won’t take any further erosion of our pay’.

“Our members have been forced to take this difficult decision because junior doctors in Wales have experienced a pay cut of 29.6% in real terms over the last 15 years.”

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