Junior doctors in England, like other workers of the National Health Service (NHS), are struggling due to low wages, overwork, and soaring inflation. They are demanding a salary hike to compensate for the 26% cut, since 2008, in take-home wages for the highly qualified workforce
Junior doctors are also demanding investments into the National Health Service (NHS) that would make working conditions bearable, addressing high rates of burnout and emigration.
Tens of thousands of junior doctors walked off their jobs across England as part of a 72-hour strike in an attempt to secure pay restoration and improvement of working conditions
Actions to protect the NHS and improve working conditions in healthcare are set to continue over the next days. Meanwhile, the government, which under pressure due to the protests, has come forward with the offer of a one-time payment
Junior doctors from the British Medical Association are the latest in line to announce industrial action over government disregard and deterioration of working conditions
The National Health Service (NHS) and its workers, already overworked due to the COVID-19 crisis, are up in arms against austerity amid the ongoing cost of living crisis
Over the last two decades, the National Health Service (NHS) in the UK has been substantially weakened due to underfunding and understaffing. A good share of its staff, including young doctors, are now on the verge of leaving the NHS due to overwork and lack of decent wages