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Junior doctors and consultants to strike together

Junior doctors and consultants in England are to coincide strikes during the autumn in an escalation of the pay dispute with the government.

It will be the first time in this dispute they have walked together and comes after junior doctors voted in favour of continuing with strikes.

In the British Medical Association ballot 98% voted in favour, giving the union a fresh six-month mandate.

Junior doctors have already staged five walkouts this year.

They will strike on 20 to 22 September - the first day of which coincides with a walkout by consultants.

They will then walkout on 2 to 4 October, which is when consultants will also be striking.

When the two groups strike together cover will be provided to staff emergency services as well as a small amount of cover on the wards.

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Source: BBC News, 31 August 2023


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