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Hunt launches junior doctor charm offensive, offers pay rise

Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt has written to 50,000 junior doctors in England outlining plans he says would lead to basic pay increasing by 11%, in an attempt to head of the threat of industrial action. However Hunt has indicated that he also wants to curb other elements such as guaranteed pay rises. Previous attempts to renegotiate a contract for junior doctors had lead to outrage after the junior health workers felt that they would be forced to work more hours for less money.

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Hunt promises not to change junior doctor working hours

The health secretary, Jeremy Hunt, has guaranteed not to increase junior doctor working hours, in an attempt to head of strike action. A proposed new contract had prompted anger by suggesting that junior doctors would have to take a pay cut while agreeing to work on Saturdays.

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Junior doctors rally against longer working hours

The role of junior doctor is not renowned as a career that encourages a laid back working style and an acceptable work life balance, nevertheless, the proposed reforms to junior doctor’s contracts are proving a step too far for some health workers.

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