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Clause in junior contract that allows terms to vary is “a form of slavery,” says barrister

BMJ 2016; 353 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.i2473 (Published 29 April 2016) Cite this as: BMJ 2016;353:i2473
  1. Clare Dyer
  1. The BMJ

A far reaching clause in the new NHS contract for junior doctors in England allowing employers to vary the terms and conditions unilaterally is highly unusual and could well be successfully challenged if acted on, employment law experts say.

Under the clause, NHS employers “reserve the right from time to time in our absolute discretion to review, revise, amend or replace any term or condition of this contract and to introduce new policies and procedures, …

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