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British medical residents continue fighting contract

Residency Program Insider, February 12, 2016

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Junior physicians (i.e., residents) in Britain vowed to continue their opposition to a new employment contract, following a decision by the health secretary to impose the revised terms and conditions after two months of failed negotiation.  

The dispute between the National Health Service and the junior physicians stems from a disagreement concerning overtime pay for weekend hours. The health secretary, Jeremy Hunt, recently told Parliament he would impose the new contract that would make Saturdays part of junior physicians’ normal working week. 

The physicians’ union, the British Medical Association (BMA), said it would consider all options to continue fighting the new contract, including another strike. Last month junior physicians held two strikes that resulted in about 6,000 cancelled operations.  

Source: The Guardian



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