UNISON supports industrial action by junior doctors

UNISON is backing strike action announced today (Thursday) by junior doctors who oppose changes to their contracts being proposed by the government.

It follows a ballot of more than 37,000 junior medics represented by the British Medical Association (BMA). They have voted unanimously in favour of three days of action in England next month.

The BMA ballot closed at 5pm yesterday (Wednesday) and was held in response to plans by Jeremy Hunt to bring in controversial new working arrangements.