Junior doctors to strike for five days in September over new contract

JUNIOR doctors are to stage five days of strikes with 'full withdrawal of labour' over the controversial new contract for training medics, doctors' leaders have announced.

Junior doctors are proposing to go on strike for a week every month for the rest of the year as the row over a new contract being imposed on them by the Government intensifies. Picture: Andrew Matthews/PA Wire

The strikes will take place between the hours of 8am and 5pm for five days between Monday September 12 and Friday September 16, the British Medical Association (BMA) said.

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This action will be followed by “further dates” which are yet to be confirmed, a BMA spokeswoman said.