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Overwhelming majority of junior doctors vote for strike action

BMJ 2015; 351 doi: (Published 19 November 2015) Cite this as: BMJ 2015;351:h6270
  1. Abi Rimmer
  1. 1BMJ Careers

An overwhelming majority of junior doctors who were balloted on taking strike action over changes to their contract in England have voted in favour.

The BMA said that of the 37 155 junior doctor members in England it balloted on industrial action, 28 305 responded, a 76% response rate. In total there are 54 074 junior doctors in England.

Of those balloted, 99% voted in favour of taking industrial action short of strike, and 98% voted in favour of strike action.

The BMA previously announced that the first day of industrial action would be on Tuesday 1 December.1 Junior doctors taking action on that day would …

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