After months of passionate argument between the Government and the British Medical Association, it has been decided the the controversial new contract will be imposed on junior doctors, in its current state, weather they like it or not.
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Junior doctors in England will strike next Tuesday after intensive government talks broke down. The British Medical Association has been battling the government over a proposed new contract since last year.
The Labour dominated Welsh government is attempting to poach junior doctors from England as the dispute over their pay and a new contract rumbles on.
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.
Concessions made by the health secretary, Jeremy Hunt, in the continuing discussions over a new employment contract for junior doctors, do not appear to have removed the risk of strike action.
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.
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.