The dates on which junior doctors will strike in England next month have been confirmed. BMA members will take industrial action for three consecutive days.
Junior doctors will strike from Monday March 13 through until the morning of Thursday March 16. The union has asked members not to start any shifts after 6.59 am on March 13 or before 6:59 am on March 16.
Members voted in favour of strike action in a ballot, the results of which were confirmed earlier this month. 37,000 members in England voted for the action.
The strike will include a full stoppage of work, including nights, on-call shifts and non-resident work. The BMA has described that an “unprecedented” number of members feel strike action is the only way to make the government listen to them.
The BMA junior doctors committee said junior doctors are "demoralised, angry and no longer willing to work for wages that have seen a real terms decline of over 26% in the past 15 years".
They added that "the stress and exhaustion of working in an NHS crisis" had brought them to this moment of feeling strike action was necessary. "We have not been told why we have not been offered intensive negotiations nor what we need to do for the government to begin negotiations with us. We are left with no option but to proceed with this action.”