Breaking news – junior doctors to take all out industrial action
The British Medical Association, the union representing junior doctors, has just announced that it will be escalating industrial action planned for the 26th and 27th April to all out industrial action.
As previously planned, there will also be action between the 6th and 8th April. Full details can be read on the BMA site.
Coventry Socialist Party supports the junior doctors in their dispute and calls for the maximum solidarity in their fight to defend the NHS.
As we wrote in the current issue of The Socialist newspaper
Britain’s largest trade unions, Unite and Unison, both represent big sections of health workers. Their members have a litany of potential industrial disputes – not least the latest 1% pay deal. So do workers across the public sector.
Other unions should ballot for action now. They can then coordinate strikes with the junior doctors. This will prevent the doctors from becoming isolated, and allow other sections of the workforce to exploit an opportunity to push the Tories back.
More analysis coming soon.
To read a report from the previous strike at Walsgrave click here