Strike action is currently causing severe disruption to the National Health Service after junior doctors began strike action earlier today. It was also announced yesterday that London will, once again, be crippled by more Tube strikes as rail unions continue to fight the proposed ‘night tube’ service.
The striking doctors are providing emergency cover, but the NHS has been forced to postpone 4,000 routine treatments, while appointments and tests are also being disrupted.
The doctors are trying to get changes made to a new NHS contract that, they believe, will see them working more hours for less money.
London Underground staff feel very much same and are expected to stage three 24-hour strikes starting on the evenings of of 26 January, 15 February and 17 February. The action will be taken by 26 January, 15 February and 17 February.
The London Underground believes that it has offered tube drivers an acceptable deal and has said that it would hire part-time drivers to staff an all-night service at weekends.
Robert joined the HRreview editorial team in October 2015. After graduating from the University of Salford in 2009 with a BA in Politics, Robert has spent several years working in print and online journalism in Manchester and London. In the past he has been part of editorial teams at Flux Magazine, Mondo*Arc Magazine and The Marine Professional.