Junior doctors have announced that they are going on strike during the election campaign

It will be a five day walkout from 27 June to July 2 finishing just two days before the general election

The BMA say that they are striking Rishi Sunak continues to refuse to meet junior doctors’ demands for a roadmap to restore pay lost over the last 15 years.

“After 3 months of talks between junior doctors in England and the Government, the Prime Minister has still made no credible offer to junior doctors.”

BMA junior doctors committee co-chairs Dr Robert Laurenson and Dr Vivek Trivedi said:

“We made clear to the Government that we would strike unless discussions ended in a credible pay offer. For more than 18 months we have been asking Rishi Sunak to put forward proposals to restore the pay junior doctors have lost over the past 15 years – equal to more than a quarter in real terms.

“When we entered mediation with Government this month we did so under the impression that we had a functioning government that would soon be making an offer. Clearly no offer is now forthcoming. Junior doctors are fed up and out of patience.

“Even at this late stage Mr Sunak has the opportunity to show that he cares about the NHS and its workers. It is finally time for him to make a concrete commitment to restore doctors’ pay. If during this campaign he makes such a public commitment that is acceptable to the BMA’s junior doctors committee, then no strikes need go ahead.”


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