Junior doctors call for ballot on industrial actionBMJ 1999; 319 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.319.7225.1592h (Published 18 December 1999) Cite this as: BMJ 1999;319:1592
- Linda Beecham
Representatives of the United Kingdom's 35 000 junior hospital doctors have rejected the latest pay proposals from the health departments and overwhelmingly called for a ballot of junior doctors members or the BMA unless the government improves its offer.
In September the Junior Doctors Committee (JDC) sent its leaders back to the negotiating table to push for a better deal (2 October 1999, p 869). The negotiators have spent many hours with officials, …