Doctors demand pay restoration in response to “30% pay cut” since 2008BMJ 2022; 377 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.o1590 (Published 28 June 2022) Cite this as: BMJ 2022;377:o1590
- Ingrid Torjesen
- The BMJ
The BMA has been instructed by doctors to pursue a large increase in pay, opening up the prospect that medical professionals will follow other workers in taking industrial action if they do not receive a large award this year.
The association’s annual representative meeting 2022 in Brighton this week passed a motion pointing out that doctors’ pay has fallen against RPI (retail price index) by up to 30% since 2008 and calling on the BMA “to achieve pay restoration to 2007 value for its members within the next five years.”
Proposing the motion on 27 June, Emma Runswick of the BMA’s North West Regional Council said, “Doctors’ pay has been systematically cut since 2008. In real terms, junior doctors are down around 25%, …