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BMA gives up strike mandate on junior contract

BMJ 2016; 355 doi: (Published 15 November 2016) Cite this as: BMJ 2016;355:i6116
  1. Abi Rimmer
  1. BMJ Careers

The BMA has decided to give up its ability to take industrial action over changes to the junior doctor contract in England.

In an email to members sent on 10 November, Peter Campbell, interim chair of the BMA’s Junior Doctors Committee (JDC), said that it had decided to end its current mandate for industrial action. The decision means that there would need to be a fresh ballot before any future industrial action could take place.

The phased implementation of the new junior doctors’ contract began in October, with trainees …

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