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"It is evident that the government is still unwilling to address the real salary cuts that doctors have endured since 2008," the BMA said.
On Tuesday, the British Medical Association (BMA) announced that resident doctors in England are set to initiate new strikes throughout this month and January, as negotiations with the government have failed to yield satisfactory results.
The co-chairs of the BMA's resident doctors' committee, Robert Laurenson and Vivek Trivedi, stated that "after five weeks of intensive negotiations, the government has failed to present a credible salary offer before the deadline."
“We have arrived at our pre agreed deadline. Despite intense negotiations, the Government have not been able to put forward a credible offer. Our committee has voted unanimously to call for further strike action,” said Trivedi, an anaesthetic doctor
"Instead, we were offered an additional 3 percent, distributed unevenly across all grades of doctors, which would still result in salary cuts for many doctors this year," Laurenson and Trivedi pointed out.
#OtD 30 Nov 1975 UK NHS junior doctors were taking industrial action over new, inferior contracts which began earlier in the month. They worked strictly to a 40 hour week and dealt with emergencies only until getting an improved deal in December https://t.co/9MSdIWSIlXpic.twitter.com/7koO8UbL3G