Junior Doctors Call Off All Strike Action – great for patients

Junior Doctors plan further strike action
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Junior Doctors have called off all strike action in England for rest of year.  The British Medical Association said it was for the safety of patients as winter draws near.

They had called off action in September and will not go ahead with planned walk-outs in October, November, December. But, the BMA said, the issue over contracts still needs to be addressed.

In May, it was thought a deal had been reached on contracts and the Government was going ahead with implementing them in October.

The BMA Union and Government had negotiated new terms however it depended on the vote to go through but it failed. The results were 58% to 42% against accepting the deal.

For the first time ever Junior Doctors took full strike action Apr 26-27 with no A&E or intensive care cover.

Thousands have been protesting for some time in London and other parts of England.  The strike, in England, is because of a row over a new contract which was due to be imposed by the Government.

There have been four strikes this year but A&E and emergency cover was provided. Both sides are in deadlock with no solution in sight.  Further action is not ruled out. got street reaction to the all-out strike.

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