Support the Junior Doctors strike

FORTY thousand junior doctors voted for strike action, with a majority of 98 per cent on a 76 per cent turnout, in protest at Government plans to impose new working conditions and pay structures.The proposed changes would remove enhanced wage levels for weekend working and could lead to junior doctors being forced to work for long hours that would leave them too tired to make safe decisions about patient care.

They’ve been in and out of ACAS several times but the government has  refused to back down on imposing dangerous new working practices with Jeremy Hunt’s Department of Health failing to address doctors’ concerns regarding “robust contractual safeguards on safe working” and “proper recognition for those working unsocial hours” in the contracts being forced on the workers.

To drive their message home to the government the junior doctors will be having a 24 hour strike

from 8am Tuesday 12th  January
to 8am Wednesday 13th January

If the government hasn’t got the message the action will be escalated to a 48 hour strike

from 8am Tuesday 26th January
to 8am Thursday 28th January

The Junior Doctors will be on standby to return to work if there is an emergency but they will not do any routine work.

Then if the government still maintains it’s intransigence there will be a full withdrawal of labour —

from 8am to 5pm Wednesday 10th February

Bristol Trades Union Council is urging all trade unionists to support the junior doctor picket lines and other events that they are organising over the next few weeks.

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Support the Junior Doctors strike

FORTY thousand junior doctors voted for strike action, with a majority of 98 per cent on a 76 per cent turnout, in protest at Government plans to impose new working conditions and pay structures.The proposed changes would remove enhanced wage levels for weekend working and could lead to junior doctors being forced to work for long hours that would leave them too tired to make safe decisions about patient care.

They now plan to walk out on the 1st, 8th and 16th of December. They will be on standby to return to work if there is an emergency but they will not do any routine work.

Bristol Trades Union Council is urging all trade unionists to support the junior doctor picket lines and other events that they are organising over the next few weeks.
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