Junior doctors to go on strike AGAIN as Government 'failed to meet pay offer deadline'

Junior doctors to go on strike AGAIN as Government 'failed to meet pay offer deadline'

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Holly Bishop

By Holly Bishop


Published: 09/02/2024

- 11:45

The industrial action will take place from February 24 to 28

Junior doctors are set to go on strike again for five days, after the Government “failed to meet pay offer deadline”, the British Medical Association (BMA) has announced.

The industrial action will take place from February 24 to 28, with the union demanding a 35 per cent pay increase.


The BMA said: “In a show of goodwill, the BMA provided the Health Secretary with an option to delay further strike action.

“She was asked to extend the current strike mandate for a short period – and thus allow talks to continue with the aim to achieve a resolution for this year’s dispute.

Junior Doctors

Junior doctors are taking strike action in from February 24 to 28

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“Disappointingly, she declined to agree to extending the mandate."

The BMA said the strikes could still be cancelled “if a credible offer is made”.

The walkout will be the 10th strike by junior doctors since March 2023.

It follows their six-day strike in January, the longest in the history of the NHS, which saw around 100,000 appointments cancelled.

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