Young doctors turn down Government contract offer

By Sam Cooper | 05/07/2016 0 comments

Young doctors turn down Government contract offer

JUNIOR doctors have voted to reject a new contract offered to them by the government.

Members of the British Medical Association voted 58 per cent to 42 per cent against accepting the deal.

BMA leaders had urged members to agree to the deal, which were announced in May following six strikes across the country.

Johann Malawana, the chairman of the BMA’s junior doctors’ committee has also resigned.

He said: “Following the result of the referendum of junior doctors on the proposed new contract, I am today resigning as chair of the junior doctors’ committee of the BMA.

“It is with regret that I do so, but I believe to continue would be dishonourable and untenable.

“However, I believe the fundamental breakdown in trust caused by the government's actions over the last five years has resulted in a situation where no solution is possible, particularly when a government is so keen to declare victory over frontline staff.

“A government’s priority should not be to declare victory over millions of workers.”


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