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“Yes” vote predicted for junior doctors’ ballot on industrial action

BMJ 2015; 351 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.h5610 (Published 20 October 2015) Cite this as: BMJ 2015;351:h5610
  1. Abi Rimmer
  1. 1BMJ Careers

Junior doctors are likely to vote in favour of industrial action when they are balloted by the BMA over proposed changes to their contract, doctors’ leaders are predicting.

The BMA’s Junior Doctors Committee voted to ballot members on industrial action last month, after it decided not to re-enter contract negotiations with the government.1

Last weekend more than 15 000 junior doctors showed their anger at the threat of a contract imposition in England, holding rallies in London, Nottingham, and Belfast.2

Speaking to The BMJ at the rally, Andrew Collier, immediate past co-chair of the Junior Doctors Committee, said that the strength of feeling at the …

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