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British medical residents resume contract negotiations

Residency Program Insider, May 13, 2016

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The British Medical Association, which represent junior physicians (i.e., residents) has placed plans for additional strikes on hold as contract negotiations with the government resume. Junior physicians have gone on four strike since January that affected routine care only. Last week, they held two one-day strikes, which affected all care, including emergency care. 

The dispute between the National Health Service and the junior physicians is over compensation. Although junior physicians’ basic pay would increase 13.5% on average under the new contract, pay for weekend hours would decrease. Junior physicians would not receive a premium for Saturday day hours and lower bonuses for other weekend hours than they currently receive.

Source: BBC News

 



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