The #juniordoctors fight is the battle for the NHS

Campaigns Doctors NHS Funding

On Saturday 14 November, at the Unite the Resistance conference, Yiannis Gourtsoyannis from the BMA made an appeal for trade unionists and campaigners across the movement to support the junior doctors in their fight against Jeremy Hunt’s junior contract.

Strike dates have been announced by the BMA (see below), pending the outcome of their ballot which ends on Wednesday 18 November. Dr Yiannis reported to the meeting that he considered it highly likely that there would be a decisive vote for strikes.

  • Emergency care only — from 8am, Tuesday 1 December to 8am Wednesday 2 December
  • Full walk out — from 8am to 5pm, Tuesday 8 December
  • Full walk out — from 8am to 5pm, Wednesday 16 December